Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape

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Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
Meshell Cookie album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 4, 2002
Genre
LabelMaverick
ProducerAllen Cato, Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello chronology
Bitter
(1999)
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
(2002)
Comfort Woman
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA[4]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[6]
Spin8/10[7]
Vibe4/5[8]
The Village VoiceA−[9]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cookie: The Anthropological Mix Tape by Me'Shell Ndegéocello". Metacritic. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ O'Neill, Brian. "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape – Meshell Ndegeocello". AllMusic. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Scott, Kieran. "Me'Shell NdegéOcello: Cookie: The Anthropological Mix Tape". Blender. Archived from the original on April 17, 2004. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Tyehimba, Cheo (June 7, 2002). "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Berger, Arion (June 20, 2002). "Me'Shell Ndegeocello: Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (June 1, 2002). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape". Slant Magazine. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  7. ^ Green, Tony (March 2002). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape / Joi: Star Kitty's Revenge". Spin. 18 (3): 129. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Byrd, Ayana (March 2002). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Cookie: The Anthropological Mix Tape". Vibe. 10 (3): 172. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 3, 2002). "A Very Good Year". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 15, 2018.

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