If you were one of the people who said no good music came out in 2012, I clearly forgot to put you on to The Robert Glasper Experiment.
Led by jazz pianist Robert Glasper, the musical quartet released Black Radio in 2012 and it was, without question, one of the hottest albums of 2012. While he and his group mates – all of whom create their own solo music as well – gave us all the instrumentation we needed, a wide range of vocalists and rappers added extra flavor. Black Radio featured Chrisette Michele, Bilal, Erykah Badu, Stokely from Mint Condition, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Music Soulchild and a host of others.
Enter Black Radio 2.
I know, sequels tend to make people very nervous and to that end, I’m feeling a little shaky myself, just hoping it can come even a little bit close to the first album. This time around, Glasper says there will be appearances by Faith Evans, Anthony Hamilton, Snoop Lion, Norah Jones, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Lalah Hathaway and more.
It will continue to give a mix of Jazz, R&B, Soul and Hip Hop. Black Radio actually beat out more “traditional” R&B albums this year at the Grammys by winning the award for “Album of the Year.”
I’m really looking forward to what the band brings us this time. Black Radio 2 will be in stores October 29th.
Have you heard of The Robert Glasper Experiment? If so, what did you think of the first album?