Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape

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Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
Meshell Cookie album cover.jpg
Studio album by Meshell Ndegeocello
Released June 4, 2002
Genre
Label Maverick
Producer Allen Cato, Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello chronology
Bitter
(1999)
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
(2002)
Comfort Woman
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(82/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club(favorable)[3]
Robert ChristgauA−[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA[5]
Metro Weekly(favorable)[6]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[7]
Slant4/5 stars[8]
Spin(8/10)[1]
Vibe4/5 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. The 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 pays homage to the power of the word, written and spoken," Meshell Ndegeocello states in the liner notes of the album. It features short clips of spoken word performances by writers, poets and activists 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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