Flashback Friday: Jay Z and Erykah Badu

Happy Friday! Before y’all dive into those new Jay Z and TLC albums floating around, take a look at two albums that are guaranteed to satisfy your eardrums.

in my lifetime

Jay Z, In My Lifetime (1997)

Today, Jay drops his first album in four years and of course the Internet is already losing its mind over it.

Check here for a review you can trust.

Speaking of Jay albums, it’s odd how his sophomore release as been overlooked in recent years. Unfortunately, it has the misfortune of being wedged between two classic projects. But this release was very strong on its own and is quite underrated today. That video for “Sunshine,” however, will always be horrible.

Also check out:

“The City Is Mine”

“Imaginary Player”

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Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun (2000)

We’re getting our first Jay Z album in almost a half-decade, but when is Badu blessing us with another full-length project? While we impatiently wait, revisit her sophomore project – an album I’ll admit sleeping on slightly during its 2000 release.  But I now know better. Mama’s Gun is stellar, one of Badu’s most satisfying projects.

Also check out:

“Green Eyes”

“Kiss Me On My Neck”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog. 


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