Since I just stumbled across the above video of Erykah Badu and The Cannabinoids justowning
the stage at our awards ceremony at the House of Blues on Tuesday night, here's one last post about the 2011
Music Awards -- and then, promise, we're done.
In case you missed it: Badu announced during her headlining performance that fans can finally expect to see her debut Cannabinoids album to come out "at the top of 2012."
Good thing, too -- and not just because it's been a long time coming. Her work with the collective -- which features among its members Symbolyc One (lauded of late for his production work with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Picnictyme (producer of A.Dd+'s phenomenal When Pigs Fly), Badu's longtime musical director R.C. Williams, longtime Badu producers Jah Born and Rob Free (both of whom have worked with Badu since her 1997 debut, Baduizm), DJs Big Texas and A1, and drummer Cleon Edwards -- gives her songs gritter, more hip-hop and less neo-soul vibe. So here's looking forward to that.
In the meantime, let's take one more stroll back through these last few, epic days.
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Honestly, we took so many photos of this year's events, that it'd be a shame if you didn't peruse them. Seriously, there are a lot of slideshows to check out, such as:
- Outtakes from our nominee photo shoot at the Double Wide on Tuesday, October 11, which includes pictures of Madison King falling off a couch and the dudes in Final Club making out with one another (well, half of them).
- A very cool look at the scene at the awards ceremony at the House of Blues on Tuesday, October 18.
- A slideshow of the crowds and fans at this past weekend's Showcase held throughout Deep Ellum.
- Actually, make that two of those, although this one features more bands in its scope.
- Oh, and a third one featuring just the fans at the main stage, where Sarah Jaffe, Centro-matic, Old 97's and Toadies revived the neighborhood's spirit.
- And, hey, then there's one with the performers of the main stage.
Ah, instant nostalgia. Which reminds us: Why yes, Badu did DJ at The Double Wide as part of our official after-party for the awards ceremony.
Miss you already, DOMA season.