Robert Glasper Experiement: Black Radio

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Some great news is emerging from the Robert Glasper Experiment camp. On February 28th, the band will release its highly anticipated album Black Radio, and will host a bold and incredible roster of musicians like Musiq Soulchild, Erykah Badu, Shafiq Husayn, Christette Michelle, Mos Def, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Lupe Fiasco, Laylah Hathaway, King, (are you winded yet?!) Needless to say it's going to be a phenomenal gem in the collection of anyone who loves the convergence of jazz and hip hop with rock and soul.

Earlier this month RGE released a beautiful song with a soulful groove called "Afro Blue" that features none other than Erykah Badu being accompanied by a flute that is emerges and fades with perfect fluidity. But this latest video to the latest release, "Ah Yeah", featuring Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michelle is the one that's been playing on repeat since this afternoon. One of Musiq's greatest strength has always been his ability to burrow into a lover's psyche and speak it's heart. His voice is so pure and sincere.

And if you love behind-the-scenes footage, RGE treats you to a brief documentary taking you behind the grooves and artists who contributed to the project. It's videos and music like this that make me really wish I could be a fly on the all during the recording process. 

Check out a full tracklisting for Black Radio here. And be sure to hit up your local music store or closest computer on February 28th to purchase the album.


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