This is how we like Badu: unleashed over some tomorrowland funk, a little skepticism in the catch in her throat. This is how we like Re-Up: tight, a little mean, but nice with allegories. "In Miami / Pushing the nose candy / I'm feelin like Michael the way I'm baggin the grammys." YOWCH. Producer Rashad Ringo Smith (the legendary, we mean, KIND OF) did the honors, flipping a little horn (Busta Rhymes ref, non?) and letting her voice slip and slide all over the pound of synths. This and the fact that it's still light out = SUMMER IS IN THE MAIL.
March 25, 2008