Welcome to Episode #17 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and for this episode, the pair celebrate the 1997 album from the iconic neo-soul pioneer, Erykah Badu, 'Baduizm'.
Marking the debut studio effort from Badu, the project found a home on Kedar Records and Universal Records, and was a commercial success debuting at number two on the US Billboard charts and number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album was certified three times Platinum by the RIAA, Gold by British Phonographic Industry and Gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Serving as one of the earliest forays into what would become neo-soul, 'Baduizm' was beset with praise even earning itself a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 40th Grammy Awards.
Imran & Rhonda delve deep into this definitive 90s classic looking at the dawning of neo-soul and the genre's early years, we look at the album's lead singles, the collaborators and subsequent remixes.
This episode of the Close Encounters... Minicast sees friend of the show Stuart Giblin join Dan Collacott and Imran Mirza to discuss some of those fantastic moments of television that bring a conclusion to, in many cases, years of brilliant storytelling and gifting devoted fans with incredible send-offs for some of their favourite shows and characters.
Directing our focus to sitcoms today, the trio analyse those endings that remained key nostalgic moments for shows we grew up with, and we spend some time looking at a selection of contemporary shows with endings that will equally resonate with us in years to come. Looking at shows from the UK and US, join in as we engage in some of our favourites.
The 4Ever team...
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