—The immensely talented Robert Glasper returns with his new album entitled Black Radio. Glasper has a buffet of guest appearances featuring Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Erykah Badu and the artist formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey.
Robert Glasper believes there’s an etiquette to this thing called music. With Black Radio, Glasper uses jazz as the pulse but ventures into other categories of music, successfully fusing multiple elements from your favorite genres into his musical vein. This is exemplified on “Black Radio” which features Yasiin Bey. Showcasing Yasiin Bey’s potent lyrical abilities which are beautifully juxtaposed to the Robert Glasper Experiment’s sound, and you have the makings of an uplifting composition.
I've popped a pill or two in my lifetime. (Don't judge me, join me.) But even if you haven't gone that far, most men know what it's like to partake in the fine broth of alcohol and muster up the courage to hit on a woman.
There's a lot of homegrown talent in Toronto these days, but regrettably, some leans too much on ambience for my liking. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just crave something different from time to time, like this cut from ELMNT and French-producer C Y G N.