Favorite Songs of 2008, #2


(Guest post by SayMyName

Song: “The Healer” by Erykah Badu

Song Link: HERE

“The Healer” is repetitive, aimless, and proof-positive that Erykah is smoking that good shit. It also contains a great, hypnotic Madlib beat, with bells, sloppy guitar, digital handclaps, and truncated cymbal crashes, all loosely timed for maximum effect. Badu uses the flowing foundation to pay tribute to late beatmaker J Dilla and the mending power of Hip-Hop – the titular “Healer”. The track is both musically and lyrically forward-looking, leading me to believe that the current crop of R&B superstars, your Beyoncés and your Rihannas, need to step their game up. Enough of this lazy, glossy “Umbrella”/“Single Ladies” bullshit. “Say reboot, refresh, restart/Fresh page, new day, OG’s, new key…” Or something like that.


Favorite Songs of 2008, #2

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