For those of you wondering if you’ll have to wait a good number of years for more Badu, as has been the case over the last 15 years of her career, the answer is a resounding NO! Ms. Badu has announced her intentions to release not one but TWO albums this year — one a solo release and one a collaboration with the Dallas-based improvisation group The Cannabinoids. No further details about the albums have been released, but this information has hopefully satiated the part of your brain (pictured above) that yearns for top-quality neo-soul information. You’re welcome.
Thinking back to the announcement of Badu’s three-part New Amerykah project and its subsequent release schedule (Part One in 2008, Part Two in 2010), it may be wishful thinking to expect this declaration to come to fruition by the end of the year. Cross your fingers, pray, whatever you’ve got to do, folks.
The Cannabinoids features Badu’s musical director, RC Williams, as well as the producer of presumably Badu’s biggest hit, Baduizm’s “On & On”, Jah Born. A brief preview showing Badu and the ‘noids in the studio is available over at Fact. It doesn’t reveal much, and the only part of the audio track that features Badu is a processed sample that comes in about halfway through the :53 second clip, but it’s still something to look forward to. The world could always use more Badu.