Can’t Tie Me Down: Robert Glasper Experiment’s “Black Radio” Defies Classification (feat. Erykah Badu, Ledisi)

[pullquote quote="Imagine Sade on stage at a smoky blues club, backed up by The Roots, and you have the makings of 'Black Radio'" credit=""]All too often an album laden with guest starts doesn’t live up to the hype that all those bold-face names command. The opposite is true of Black Radio, the new album from [lastfm]Robert Glasper Experiment[/lastfm]. Part Jazz, part Hip Hop, and all groove, this album is a meandering journey through different musical disciplines. Imagine [lastfm]Sade[/lastfm] on stage at a smoky blues club, backed up by [lastfm]The Roots[/lastfm], and you have the makings of Black Radio. Rather than getting lost in the mix, creator [lastfm]Robert Glasper[/lastfm] navigates the varying styles with skill and grace, delivering one of the most enjoyable sets released in 2012 thus far.

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Black Radio, featuring appearances by some of the album’s brightest guest stars.

1. Lift Off/Mic Check (featuring [lastfm]Shafiq Husayn[/lastfm])
2. Afro Blue (featuring [lastfm]Erykah Badu[/lastfm])
3. Cherish The Day (featuring [lastfm]Lalah Hathaway[/lastfm])
4. Always Shine (featuring [lastfm]Lupe Fiasco[/lastfm] & [lastfm]Bilal[/lastfm])
5. Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (featuring [lastfm]Ledisi[/lastfm])
6. Move Love (featuring [lastfm]KING[/lastfm])
7. Ah Yeah (featuring [lastfm]Musiq Soulchild[/lastfm] & [lastfm]Chrisette Michele[/lastfm])
8. Consequence Of Jealously (featuring [lastfm]Meshell Ndegeocello[/lastfm])
9. Why Do We Try (featuring [lastfm]Stokely Williams[/lastfm])
10. Black Radio (eaturing [lastfm]Mos Def[/lastfm])
11. Letter to Hermoine (featuring [lastfm]Bilal[/lastfm])
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit

[/caption]Grab your copy of Black Radio by [lastfm]Robert Glasper Experiment[/lastfm] available now at Amazon and iTunes.

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