Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape

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Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
Studio album by Meshell Ndegeocello
Released June 4, 2002
Genre R&B, neo soul, hip hop
Label Maverick
Producer Meshell Ndegeocello, Allen Cato, Missy Elliott, Rockwilder, Supa Dave West
Meshell Ndegeocello chronology
Bitter
(1999)
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
(2002)
Comfort Woman
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (82/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
Entertainment Weekly A[5]
Metro Weekly (favorable)[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Slant 4/5 stars[8]
Spin (8/10)[1]
Vibe 4/5 stars[9]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[10]

Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape is an album by Meshell Ndegeocello. It was released on June 4, 2002 on Maverick Records. The album peaked at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 list that year, and was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The album also peaked at #21 on the Billboard R&B Album chart and #67 on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart.

Two singles were released from the LP. A remixed version of "Pocketbook" charted on Billboard's R&B Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart, for several weeks, also appearing on the R&B Airplay and Sales charts. "Earth" was remixed by Ben Watt and peaked at #14 on Billboard's Dance Music/Maxi Single Sales chart.

The album contains short clips of spoken word performances by writers and artists such as Angela Davis, Gil-Scott Heron and Etheridge Knight.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dead Nigga Blvd., Pt. 1" (Meshell Ndegeocello, Allen Cato) – 3:03
  2. "Hot Night" (Supa Dave West, Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, Héctor Lavoe) – 4:32
  3. "Interlude: Blah Blah Blah, Dyba Dyba Dyba" (Ndegeocello, Cato) – :40
  4. "Priorities 1-6" (Ndegeocello, Cato) – 3:43
  5. "Pocketbook" (Ndegeocello) – 4:00
  6. "Barry Farms" (Ndegeocello) – 5:20
  7. "Trust" (Ndegeocello) – 5:25
  8. "Akel Dama (Field of Blood)" (Ndegeocello, Michael Cain) – 7:27
  9. "Earth" (Ndegeocello, Cato) – 5:14
  10. "Better By the Pound" (George Clinton, Grace Cook) – 5:23
  11. "Criterion" (Ndegeocello) – 4:27
  12. "GOD.FEAR.MONEY" (Ndegeocello) – 3:31
  13. "Jabril" (Ndegeocello) – 6:06
  14. "Dead Nigga Blvd., Pt. 2" (Ndegeocello, Cato) – 3:13
  15. "Interlude: 6 Legged Griot Trio (Weariness)" (Ndegeocello) – 4:53
  16. "Pocketbook (Rockwilder and Missy Elliott Remix)" (Ndegeocello, Missy Elliott, Dana Stinson, Reggie Noble) – 3:59

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