Badu Brings Funk In ‘AmErykah’

Erykah Badu, known for her elaborate head-wraps and sultry rasp, has come out of her seven-year hibernation with ‘New AmErykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War.’ The Grammy-award-winning singer wastes no time with the record’s first funk-filled licks and conjures images of being ‘at the car wash.’ A newsy voice comes on and in a fashion no different from a local news commercial and promises ‘More Action / More Excitement.’ ‘Promise’ talks about achieving the American dream