New Music: Robert Glasper Experiment – ‘Black Radio’ album

Posted by Sweetlocs - February 28, 2012 - Blog - No Comments

Robert Glasper Experiment‘s Black Radio boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock. The first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist’s electric Experiment band, Black Radio features many of Glasper’s famous friends, including Erykah Badu, yasiin bey, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, and Stokley Williams (Mint Condition). Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip hop. The Los Angeles Times once wrote, “it’s a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk Cover, but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper.”

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