Robert Glasper Releases “Black Radio III” with Hodge, Travis, Tribbett, and Palladino on Bass
Robert Glasper has just dropped the third installment of his Black Radio series. The album, which marks the tenth anniversary of the original album, continues to celebrate black heritage and resilience.
“When I made Black Radio one and two, that was on the heels of [President Barack] Obama… And then making this was at the end of [President Donald] Trump, so it’s a different, different vibe out there,” the keyboardist told TIDAL. “And with everything going on, with the police shootings and George Floyd and you name it, everything, [pauses] so many things are happening. As an artist, when these things are happening, you have a choice to make: It’s like, do I make an album and really address this stuff?”
Glasper is once again joined by a bevy of music geniuses including H.E.R., Q-Tip, Tiffany Gouché, D Smoke, India Arie, Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi, Killer Mike, and many more. Of course, the bassists filling out the record are only the best, as well.
Glasper’s longtime musical compatriot Derrick Hodge anchors three songs on Black Radio III with Burniss Earl Travis, Pino Palladino, and Thaddaeus Tribbett featuring throughout. (Bassists Meshell Ndegeocello and Esperanza Spalding also offer vocals on two tracks.)
Check out “Why We Speak” with Spalding on vocals and Travis on bass:
Black Radio III is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).
Black Radio III Track List:
- In Tune (featuring Amir Sulaiman)
- Black Superhero (featuring Killer Mike and BJ The Chicago Kid and Big K.R.I.T.)
- Shine (featuring D Smoke + Tiffany Gouché)
- Why We Speak (featuring Q-Tip + Esperanza Spalding)
- Over (featuring Yebba)
- Better Than I Imagined (featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello)
- Everybody Wants To Rule the World (featuring Lalah Hathaway and Common)
- Everybody Love (featuring Musiq Soulchild and Posdnuos)
- It Don’t Matter (featuring Gregory Porter and Ledisi)
- Heaven’s Here (featuring Ant Clemons)
- Out of My Hands (featuring Jennifer Hudson)
- Forever (featuring PJ Morton and India.Arie)
- Bright Lights (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)