When Dallas’ own Erykah Badu announced she was creating a jam band intended to specialize in musical improvisation her fans were eager to jump on board and discover exactly what that meant. Turns out it means Erykah’s sound will include more of a hip-hop undertone, constructing the feel of a live remix set. Badu chose all local talent to make up The Cannabinoids, including musicians and djs fully equip with 8 laptops, 3 turntables, 6 keyboards, 4 drum machines, and a theremin.
Although they are guided by a set list, it is more likely The Cannabinoids will break away and put their own signature on a song. Once you hear these beatsmiths live in action it’s hard to deny, their style brings a different upbeat to some Badu classics. But don’t take my word for it, show some local talent some love and check it out for yourself. It’s just been announced The Cannabinoids featuring Erykah Badu will be strutting their stuff on the Granada stage January 20th.