The combination between Jazz and Hip hop is wonderful , because of his talent by reminiscing artists & producers like J Dilla , Stevie Wonder , Robert Glasper himself reviving Hip Hop among R&B\Soul into today’s music .
On This post , I’ll be focusing on Two Groups that Glasper founded
- Robert Glasper Experiment
- August Greene
But first , Here’s a little bit about the person himself .
Robert Glasper (born April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American pianist and record producer. He has been nominated for 6 Grammys, has won 3 Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for an Emmy Award. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. His 2014 album “Black Radio 2” won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. The song “These Walls” from Kendrick Lamar’s album “To Pimp A Butterfly” won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards, on which Glasper plays keys. The soundtrack for the film “Miles Ahead” won Best Soundtrack Compilation at the 58th Grammy Awards, for which Glasper was a producer. The song “Letter To The Free”, written with Common, is nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Original Song in the Ava Duvernay documentary film “13th” (Netflix) at the 2017 Emmys.
Glasper worked with a lot of artists , here’s some of them :
Bilal, Mos Def, Q-Tip, RCDC, J Dilla, Erykah Badu, MF DOOM, Kanye West, Common, Lupe Fiasco, will.i.am, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Maxwell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Stokley Williams, Emeli Sandé, Eric Roberson, Luke James, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Norah Jones, Faith Evans, Anthony Hamilton, Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock, Marsha Ambrosius, Dwele, Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Jean Grae, Macy Gray, Brandy, Hindi Zahra, John Scofield, Laura Mvula, Stevie Wonder, Hiatus Kaiyote, Phonte
References & More Information : Robert Glasper
Here’s some of my favorite Songs & Albums of this group :
Robert Glasper Experiment
Black Radio is the fifth studio album by American jazz pianist/hip hop producer Robert Glasper, recorded with his electric The Experiment quartet and released February 28, 2012 by Blue Note Records. The album won Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards and also received a nomination for Best R&B Performance from the album cut “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” featuring R&B singer Ledisi, in February 2013.
|1.||“Lift Off / Mic Check” (featuring Shafiq Husayn)||Robert Glasper, S. Husayn||R. Glasper||3:57|
|2.||“Afro Blue” (featuring Erykah Badu)||Mongo Santamaria, Oscar Brown||R. Glasper||5:13|
|3.||“Cherish the Day” (featuring Lalah Hathaway)||Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman||R. Glasper||5:53|
|4.||“Always Shine” (featuring Lupe Fiasco and Bilal)||R. Glasper, W. Jaco||R. Glasper||5:22|
|5.||“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” (featuring Ledisi)||R. Glasper, L. Young||R. Glasper||6:13|
|6.||“Move Love” (featuring KING)||R. Glasper, Paris Strother||R. Glasper||3:22|
|7.||“Ah Yeah… That’s Just Great” (featuring Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele)||R. Glasper, P. Gallitano, Derrick Hodge, T. Johnson, C. M. Payne||R. Glasper, Bryan-Michael Cox||5:13|
|8.||“The Consequences of Jealousy” (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)||R. Glasper, M. Ndegeocello||R. Glasper||6:12|
|9.||“Why Do We Try” (featuring Stokley)||Jeffrey Allen (2)||R. Glasper||6:32|
|10.||“Black Radio” (featuring Yasiin Bey)||R. Glasper, D. Hodge, Chris E. Dave, D. Smith||R. Glasper||5:26|
|11.||“Letter to Hermione” (featuring Bilal)||David Bowie||R. Glasper||4:52|
|12.||“Smells Like Teen Spirit“||Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic||R. Glasper||7:24|
Black Radio 2
Black Radio 2 is the sixth studio album by the American jazz pianist/R&B producer Robert Glasper (and the second with his Robert Glasper Experiment band), released on October 29, 2013 by Blue Note Records.It is the follow-up to the Grammy Award winner Black Radio released in 2012.
|1.||“Baby Tonight (Black Radio 2 Theme) / Mic Check 2”||Robert Glasper, Casey Benjamin, Mark Colenburg, Derrick Hodge||R. Glasper||4:23|
|2.||“I Stand Alone” (featuring Common and Patrick Stump)||R. Glasper, C. Benjamin, Lonnie Lynn, Jr, P. Stump||R. Glasper||4:54|
|3.||“What Are We Doing” (featuring Brandy)||R. Glasper, Claude Kelly, B. Norwood||R. Glasper||3:34|
|4.||“Calls” (featuring Jill Scott)||R. Glasper, Jill Scott||R. Glasper||5:42|
|5.||“Worries” (featuring Dwele)||R. Glasper, M. Colenburg, Paul Morton Jr.||R. Glasper||3:37|
|6.||“Trust” (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)||R. Glasper, M. Ambrosius||R. Glasper||7:30|
|7.||“Yet To Find” (featuring Anthony Hamilton)||R. Glasper, Andrea Martin||R. Glasper||4:40|
|8.||“You Own Me” (featuring Faith Evans)||R. Glasper, Muhammad Ayers, Artia Lockett||R. Glasper||4:25|
|9.||“Let It Ride” (featuring Norah Jones)||R. Glasper, Muhsinah Abdul-Karim||R. Glasper, Eli Wolf||7:08|
|10.||“Persevere” (featuring Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco and Luke James)||R. Glasper, Anu~Sun, Calvin Broadus, Jr., Wasalu Jaco, Luke Boyd||R. Glasper, Terrace Martin||4:35|
|11.||“Somebody Else” (featuring Emeli Sandé)||R. Glasper, Adele Gouraguine||R. Glasper||3:43|
|12.||“Jesus Children of America” (featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner)||Stevie Wonder||R. Glasper||5:29|
Here’s some of their Live Performances :
August Greene is an American supergroup. The brainchild of rapper Common, and producers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, it was formed in 2018 after sharing the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their song “Letter to the Free”, which was part of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary 13th (2016).
The trio made their live debut on January 26, 2018 at New York’s Highline Ballroom as part of Glasper’s sixth annual Grammy Awards party and is expected to released a joint album on March 9 through Amazon Music. The album was preceded by the single “Optimistic“, a Sounds of Blackness cover featuring singer Brandy.
On February 21, 2018, August Greene performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert
References & More Information : August Greene
Here’s some of their songs & Live Performances :