Cannabis, the Hip Hop Musical

Baba Israel and his band Soul Inscribed, featuring Grace Galu use music and spoken word to explore the history of Cannabis. This theatrical concert is inspired by the book Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee (available as an audiobook or a paperback book).

Grounded in the Hip Hop tradition of the remix, the show mashes-up iconic music from La Cucaracha of the Mexican Revolution, Louis Armstrong, and other Jazz “vipers”, to the Beat era, 60’s Rock n’ Roll, and Reggae. Israel adapts the stories of countercultural icons, grassroots activists, and the plant itself, weaving a time-traveling tale of jubilation, injustice, and transformation.


Soul Inscribed w/Martin Lee front & center

Listen to Soul Inscribed on SoundCloud. Follow Soul Inscribed on Twitter. Read more about this innovative musical in The Marijuana Times.