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"Southern Gul"

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Southern Gul

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Erykah Badu
Producers:
Motown Records

We gave it a B+

This spare little ditty may be the most charming evocation of rural simplicity since Leiber and Stoller’s ”Down Home Girl.” Over a percolating groove, Badu offhandedly drops rhymes like ”I’m countrified/Everything I eat is fried.” The net effect is as irresistible as a mess of ham hocks and collard greens simmering in a cast-iron pot. Well, almost.

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