• Record Label: Motown
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2000
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The songs on Mama's Gun slip from one to the next effortlessly, coming together as a set of sedate, buttery-smooth grooves.
  2. Baduizm was a remarkable starting point... It may have been too much to expect her to emulate it, but there's not quite enough here.
  3. Mojo
    60
    Her sinuous, Lady Dayish voice sets her apart. Unfortunately, it's not to be heard in full effect until about a third of the way through Mama's Gun... [Jan 2001, p.104]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 60
  2. Negative: 4 out of 60
  1. Dec 11, 2017
    10
    this is a simple genious album. erykah got a beautiful voice and the songs are so incredible
    the lyrics of the first track is one of the best
    this is a simple genious album. erykah got a beautiful voice and the songs are so incredible
    the lyrics of the first track is one of the best i ever read in my entire life
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  2. Dec 12, 2011
    10
    A freaking genius album that put Erykah on the map for me, and to this day remains a default go to record when I can't decide what to listenA freaking genius album that put Erykah on the map for me, and to this day remains a default go to record when I can't decide what to listen to, because I can listen to it in nearly any circumstance or mood. She hits political without getting preachy, and emotional without losing the sexy. Full Review »
  3. Oct 4, 2010
    10
    I listened to this album more than any other during the 00's