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Bag Lady an original musical composition was composed and created not for hire by Erykah Badu words and Dr Dre music original melodies and sequences sampled Erykah Badu describes her hook as Baduizm all about shedding emotional baggage and holding onto you Craig Seymour further describes this sing along the part of the song that the audience can participate in and sing along with the singer as not an anthem about down and out Bag Lady is a prime example of the wonderful healing powers of music lessons in lyrics and a message in the music This is a rhythm and blues song with a jazzy flavor a Billy Holiday-like delivery The song contains a musical hook that changes throughout the song The hook is the catchy part of a song It is the repetitious part that is implanted in your mind after hearing a song just once its the musical phrase that everyone remembers it is the line you just cant get out of your head There are at least three hooks in the song In Bag Lady Erykah introduces the musical hook to the song in a very subtle sublime but effective manner so as to reel in the listener very early The song is patterned so that it allows the listener to get a quick grasp of the song on the initial listening to remember it easily and feel a part of it Even though the music is melodic and repeats itself over and over again the words or lyrics are constantly changing reestablishing or reinforcing the theme repeatedly for example Bag Lady you gon hurt your back pack light and is you is you The tempo of the song is slow to mid tempo with an eerie skipping beat The instrumentation is simple yet complete The overall story is told in the verses of the song The story suggests that there is a better way The different episodes
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