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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Robert Glasper Releases ‘Black Radio’ + Video & 2nd NYC Release Show @ Highline Ballroom – Feb 29

 

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If you’ve been anywhere on the internet today, you’d should have easily seen about eleventy-billion posts about our man Robert Glasper and his oh so fancy Experiment’s release of Black Radio. We’re still blinking after seeing the iTunes price of $6.99 – that’s like, basically free.

Yes, the album actually features Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn, Ledisi, and Meshell Ndegeocello, amongst others. No, we’re not kidding when we say the that Black Radio is top to bottom worthy of a sublime stupor.

After dizzying ourselves from running around in circles of excitement all morning, we have now transitioned to the running man in anticipation of the release show at the Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight. And while you’re hating us in our unabashed show-off, do know that you can also gloat by grabbing tickets to tomorrow’s newly added second release show on Wednesday, February 29th.

Also, hats off to Okayplayer for premiering the video for the title track featuring Yasiin Bey! Check it out above.

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NYC: Robert Glasper Adds Second ‘Black Radio’ Release Show @ Highline Ballroom – Feb 29

 

We know some of y’all have been crushed about not being able to get tickets to the sold out Robert Glasper Experiment release show on February 28th. As epic as Black Radio is, consensus recently became clear to add a second show on Wednesday, February 29th.

Event Details
Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio Album Release Show
w/ Special Guest Lupe Fiasco & more

Wednesday, February 29th

Highline Ballroom
New York, NY

All Ages

Tickets: $35.00 advance / $40.00 day of show
Purchase tickets

General Admission Standing Room
First come, first seated

Limited seating available
Full dinner menu available

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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
Purchase tickets

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

Robert Glasper to Release ‘Black Radio’ + Tracklisting

 

The ever astute genre bender Robert Glasper will be releasing his forthcoming album with his equally intoxicating band, the Robert Glasper Experiment. Called Black Radio, the project will release on February 28th and includes an all star list of features that frankly is making us feel a little faint.

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled mix of jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, with appearances from Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams (Mint Condition).

Black Radio will be the first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist’s dynamic band; saxophonist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave have come together show after show and blown away thousands with their ridiculously wondrous performances and now to have something we can take home? We almost can’t take it.

Tracklisting
01 Lift Off/Mic Check (featuring Shafiq Husayn)
02 Afro Blue (featuring Erykah Badu)
03 Cherish The Day (featuring Lalah Hathaway)
04 Always Shine (featuring Lupe Fiasco & Bilal)
05 Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (featuring Ledisi)
06 Move Love (featuring KING)
07 Ah Yeah (featuring Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele)
08 Consequence Of Jealousy (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
09 Why Do We Try (featuring Stokley Williams)
10 Black Radio (featuring Mos Def)
11 Letter to Hermoine (featuring Bilal)
12 Smells Like Teen Spirit

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