here are 2 new albums that you have to pick up - erykah badu's new amerykah & santogold's self-titled album.
i saw erykah badu with the roots last night. amazing show (even though it was freezing & i found myself in winter jacket, hat & mittens) - it was the first time i had seen her solo & it was incredible. her new stuff is really energetic & full of great beats & she, of course, looked amazing - more on that later.
a friend had told me about santogold a few weeks ago & while in portland, i read an article about her in planet magazine. i was intrigued, sampled the album & bought it 2 seconds later. she is a philly-based artist being compared over & over to m.i.a. i see the comparison, but think she brings a different style as well.