Jose James & Robert Glasper @ iTunes Festival – Sep 23

 

In case you missed it the first time we mentioned it, this coming Sunday, September 23, Blue Note Records artists Jose James and Robert Glasper will be taking the stage at the prestigious iTunes Festival 2012. The filming will take place at the Roundhouse in London and will be broadcast live for fans all over the world to view via an iTunes Festival App.

Jose James and Robert Glasper Experiment are set to take the stage at 7:45pm GMT (2:45pm ET) and 9:00pm GMT (4:00pm ET), respectively.

Special guests with Glasper will include Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Lionel Loueke, Doom, and Phonte.

No games being played right here! Keep it locked for some Robert Glasper remixes we’ll be sharing soon, too!

Also, be sure to check these fine young gentlemen on the new Blue Note Spotify App that recently launched!

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New Track: Roman GianArthur – “High & Dry ~ Send it On”

 

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Earlier today, miss Janelle Monae unveiled a new tune from a fellow Wondaland artist Roman GianArthur. And man, is the guy a talent. The above is his new track that mashes together D’Angelo’s “Send It On” with Radiohead’s “High & Dry.” Freakin’ sexy. What the hell.

Dude sounds like a blend between Van Hunt, Bilal, and some fresh ‘n new radio R&B youngin’. Can’t compete with that. Oh, we mention that ol’ boy over here also produced the track? No biggie.

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Video: The Robert Glasper Experiment on David Letterman + NYC Release Show Photos

 

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Chitter chatter continues following the back to back murderation at the Highline Ballroom on Tuesday and Wednesday compliments of The Robert Glasper Experiment. A momentous occasion it is with Black Radio topping iTunes pop charts and getting itself onto the likes of David Letterman. Above, you can watch the Letterman performance of “Always Shine” featuring Bilal and Lupe Fiasco.

Below, find the photo slideshow from the ridiculously breathtaking release shows at the Highline Ballroom, which have been described as “spiritual” by more than a few.

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NYC: Robert Glasper ‘Black Radio’ Release Show – Feb 28 + Tour Dates & Ticket Giveaways

 

February 28th will mark the release of one of the best albums of this year, Black Radio by the Robert Glasper Experiment. We are beyond thrilled to be hosting the album release show (also on February 28th) at the Highline Ballroom. If you remember anything about the special guest lineup for the album, you already know it’s going to be a night for the books. Find more details further down in this post.

Also, on February 29th Rob and the crew will be getting down on the CBS Late Show With David Letterman with special guests Lupe Fiasco and Bilal. It, too, will be a fine evening.

Enter our contest to win tickets to one of several national tour dates, including the NYC release show!

Event Details
Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio Album Release Show
w/ Special Guests Chrisette Michele, DJ ?uestlove, Lalah Hathaway & more

Highline Ballroom
New York, NY

All Ages

Tickets: $35.00 advance / $40.00 day of show
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General Admission Standing Room
First come, first seated

Limited seating available
Full dinner menu available

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Full list of national tour dates after the jump

Jay-Z Performs At Carnegie Hall

 

Last night Jay-Z performed the second of his two historic nights at New York’s Carnegie Hall benefiting the United Way of New York City and Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. We were lucky enough to attend and witness the event – Backed by an orchestra conducted by Jeri Lynne Johnson (of Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra) and the Illadelphonics featuring Questlove and Bilal amongst others.

Jay-Z delivered classics such as “99 Problems,” “Hard Knock Life,” “Run This Town,” and “Empire State Of Mind” with the help of Alicia Keys, of course. Bilal gave us a special rendition of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” before Nas took the stage to join in before going into “If I Ruled The World,” There was also a beautiful rendition by the orchestra of Gil Scott Heron’s “New York Is Killing Me.”

The night was classic New York bringing together tuxedo NY set with hip hop heads, a couple of NY Giants players, Chris Rock (who was celebrating his birthday) and even John Mcenroe (to name a few).

One to tell the kids about for sure.

(Apologies for the poor photo quality – we got what we could get!)

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