Cookin’ Soul Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ With “Workizmmmmm”

blame it on JES7 February 11, 2017

Today, Feb. 11th marks the 20th anniversary since the release of Erykah Badu‘s seminal debut album Baduizm, a project which scored the de facto leader of the neo-soul movement two GRAMMY awards (“Best R&B Album” and “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance”) and two GRAMMY nominations for “Best R&B Song” and “Best New Artist” for “On & On.”

The Roots, engineer extraordinaire Bob Power and legendary jazz musician Bobby Bradford were a few of the artists responsible for applying soulful brush strokes to Baduizm‘s canvas, helping to shape the afrocentric culture which emerged in the mid-90s and clearing the path for other like-minded artists like Maxwell, Bilal, Musiq Soulchild, Alicia Keys and Floetry.

The 14-track project — which was certified 3x platinum in 2013 — was packed with heady gems such as “4 Leaf Clover,” “Appletree,” the aforementioned “On & On,” “Drama” and “Next Lifetime” and launched the incomparable and silky smooth sounds of the Soulquarians collective, comprised of Questlove, J Dilla and Q-Tip

To help celebrate the brilliance of Baduizm, Cookin Soul have decided to remix the album’s third single “Otherside of the Game,” rechristening it “Workizmmmmm” — a fitting remix that even Dilla Dawg would be incredibly proud of.

Listen below and revisit the original — starring Andre 3000 after the jump.

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