Robert Glasper Experiment Gathers All-Star Cast For ‘Black Radio

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Published on November 29, 2011 with No Comments

Genre-bending keyboardist Robert Glasper is readying the first full-length release of the outfit carrying his name; Robert Glasper Experiment album ‘Black Radio’ drops on the legendary Blue Note label February 28th of next year. Besides band members like saxist/vocoderist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave, ‘Black Radio’ also features a slew of guest artists that have me hyper than ya average JFK-sniper. The star-studded cast includes Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams (Mint Condition).

To get a taste check out the freestyle session Mos Def and Kanye dropped by for earlier this year during a Robert Glasper Experiment show. The tracklisting for the upcoming album can be found below.

01 Lift Off/Mic Check (featuring Shafiq Husayn)
02 Afro Blue (featuring Erykah Badu)
03 Cherish The Day (featuring Lalah Hathaway)
04 Always Shine (featuring Lupe Fiasco & Bilal)
05 Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (featuring Ledisi)
06 Move Love (featuring KING)
07 Ah Yeah (featuring Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele)
08 Consequence Of Jealousy (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
09 Why Do We Try (featuring Stokley Williams)
10 Black Radio (featuring Mos Def)
11 Letter to Hermoine (featuring Bilal)
12 Smells Like Teen Spirit



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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