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Watch Common & Robert Glasper's Supergroup, August Greene, Perform With Brandy on 'Tiny Desk'

The supergroup delivered soul-tinged renditions of their tracks, 'Black Kennedy,' 'Optimistic,' and more. Continue reading…

Watch August Greene Play Unreleased Songs At Tiny Desk Concert

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next month, we'll finally get to hear the self-titled debut from August Greene, the new supergroup trio that features Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins. The three of them have plenty of experience occupying the places where jazz, rap, and pop intersect, and it makes sense for them to be making music as a trio…

August Greene – “Black Kennedy”

August Greene is the new supergroup trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins, all of whom have spent time at the places where jazz and rap intersect. They'll release their self-titled debut album next month, and we've already posted their version of the Sounds Of Blackness song "Optimistic." Today, they've shared…

Common part of new supergroup August Greene, playing BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Fest's 2018 kickoff

August Greene also features Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins and their new single "Optimistic" features Brandy. Continue reading…

August Greene – “Optimistic” (Feat. Brandy) Video

There's an intriguing new pan-genre supergroup out there in the world. August Greene is the trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins, and their self-titled debut is coming next month. We've posted their first single "Optimistic," a cover of a 1991 Sounds Of Blackness song that features a warm, supple guest…

Dave Chappelle, STEVIE WONDER, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys & more played a NYC club before the Grammys

The Chappelle-hosted comedy, music, and more show also included Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Robert Glasper, DJ D-Nice, and still more. Continue reading…

Robert Glasper + Common + Karriem Riggins Revisit "Optimistic" by Sounds of Blackness with Brandy

As the collective "August Greene", Robert Glasper,Common, and Karriem Riggins revisit The Sounds of Blackness classic "Optimistic" (1991) with vocals from Brandy. The song in the lead single from August Greene's self-titled debut album, which will be available March 9 as an Amazon Original.

August Greene – “Optimistic” (Feat. Brandy)

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Renowned hip-hop artist and actor Common, drummer Karriem Riggins, and pianist Robert Glasper are set to release their first album under the moniker August Greene in March. For its lead single, the trio brought on the heart of '90s pop-R&B, Brandy, to cover Sounds Of Blackness' 1991 track "Optimistic." The song is typically carried by…

Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins Form New Band, Share New Song: Listen

“Optimistic,” featuring Brandy, is the first track from their new group August Greene

Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins Form Super Group August Greene

Their self-titled album will be available on March 9. Continue reading…

Bon Iver, Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price & more celebrated NPR Music's 10th anniversary (pics, videos)

Robert Glasper, Kronos Quartet, Bilal, Black Thought, Tank and the Bangas and even more showed up to the event, which had an entirely surprise lineup. Continue reading…

Blue Note All-Stars' Debut Album Paints A Portrait Of Contemporary Jazz

'For its 75th anniversary, the venerable Blue Note Records wanted to celebrate jazz's present as much as its past. The label's current roster includes some of today's most dynamic composers and players: Keyboardist Robert Glasper, trumpeter...Show More Summary

Talib Kweli reveals 'Radio Silence' artwork, more details, & release party

Talib Kweli's new album is set to feature Anderson.Paak, Robert Glasper, Waka Flocka, Kaytranada, Alchemist, BJ the Chicago Kid, and more. The first single featuring Rick Ross is out now. Continue reading…

Terrace Martin's band ft. Kamasi/Glasper playing NYC ++ DJ Quik & MC Eiht end feud with great new LPs

Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin announced a NYC show with his supergroup The Pollyseeds (including Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Problem, and more). In recent related news, longtime feuders DJ Quik & MC Eiht finally collaborated and both have great new albums out... Continue reading…

Emmys 2017: Common Wins Over Chance the Rapper for Original Music and Lyrics

Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins pick up the award for their song from Ava DuVernay’s 13th

What's going on Sunday?

Tonight's NYC shows include KRS-One (free), Robert Glasper (free), Janka Nabay, YOB, the Pride March, and more. Continue reading…

Terrace Martin Announces Group With Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, More

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and frequent Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin has announced a new collaborative group of musicians and producers. The new group is called the Pollyseeds. The contributors include Robert Glasper,  Kamasi Washington, and singer Rose Gold, among others. Show More Summary

Terrace Martin Forms New Group The Pollyseeds, Releases “Intentions” Single

Grammy-nominated producer, saxophonist and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin just announced he’s quietly been piecing together a soul-snatching new musical collective called The Pollyseeds. Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and Marlon Williams are just a few of the names he’s tapped to be part of the expansive project. Show More Summary

The Pollyseeds – “Intentions” (Feat. Chachi)

10 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Terrace Martin is one of the guys working to blur the lines between rap music and jazz, collaborating with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Robert Glasper to Kamasi Washington. The latter two both showed up on Velvet Portraits, Martin's last album, and now they're both joining him on his newest project, the Pollyseeds. Led by…

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