Making up the Experiment and the core of the sonic vision are Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. And as expected, the guest vocalists are impressive: Common, Patrick Stump, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Get a taste of the sounds with the video for "Calls" featuring Jill Scott below!
The tour kicks off today in NYC at Best Buy Theatre with special guests Common and Marsha Ambrosius! Find additional tour dates after the jump.
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After receiving much fanfare on their Black Radio album, the Robert Glasper Experiment is now poised to release what promises to be yet another remarkable project. Black Radio 2 drops on October 29 and we couldn't be more excited!
Download The Official Robert Glasper Experiment App from iTunes to get the latest scoop on the album, watch exclusive videos, and more. Also peep the track listing below, which boasts another stellar lineup of guests, including Common, Dwele, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Emeli Sandé, and Lalah Hathaway, amongst several others.
1. Baby Tonight (Black Radio Intro)
2. I Stand Alone ft. Common and Patrick Stump
3. What Are We Doing ft. Brandy
4. Calls featuring Jill Scott
5. No Worries ft. Dwele
6. Trust ft. Marsha Ambrosius
7. Yet To Find ft. Anthony Hamilton
8. You Own Me ft. Faith Evans
9. Let It Ride ft. Norah Jones
10. Persevere ft. Snoop Dogg and Lupe Fiasco
11. Somebody Else ft. Emeli Sandé
12. Jesus Children of America ft. Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner
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Dwele recently got together with DJBooth.net for some quality time and talk about a range of topics surrounding Dwele's upcoming album, Greater Than One. Dwele speaks on his approach to his music as an instrumentalist, working with Raheem Devaughn and Black Milk, and how it feels to bring people together with his music.
Look out for Greater Than One on August 28.
In his new video for "What Profit" Dwele breaks down exactly how focused he is about keeping and taking care of his woman. Definitely not mad at that! Also not mad at those wood-like eyeglasses, Dwele. How about you let us know a little about those, too?!
In any case, we're hoping this means a new album very soon. Fingers crossed!
Purchase "What Profit" on iTunes