Robert Glasper tells Apple Music about “Black Radio III” and more

To round off Black History Month, Robert Glaser visited Ebro for a chat about the latest entry in his black radio Series, Black Radio IIIhopping between genres, collaborating with HER and Esperanza Spalding, winning a Grammy for the next dinner party album, Better Than I Imagined, and more. Watch the interview here.

One topic discussed centered on balancing fun and politics Black Radio III. Glasper said, “Some people use music as an escape route. You know what I mean? And I have to balance that and think about it. But with this black radio Album, I haven’t made one yet black radio record in about eight years. And I was like, ‘You know what? I have to say something.’ Especially in the last three years it’s been so much, you know what I mean? It’s been so much in general, but just like the last three years, because we’ve been at home, the pandemic has happened, so much has happened, we’ve been able to really focus on that. So I just wanted to approach a couple of elephants in the room from above and get it out of the way.”

Glasper also revealed some interesting tidbits about new music. “I can say that now, I will release an expanded version of Black Radio III where I have more songs and interludes that can stand on their own because it’s a whole different album. You know what I mean? So this is what will happen now in the end.

Like its predecessors, the new studio album celebrates black joy, love and resilience and includes a Grammy-winning single “Better than I thought” with HER + Meshell Ndgeocello and “Shine” with D Smoke and Tiffany Gouché. Black Radio III Guests also include the aforementioned Q-Tip and Esperanza Spalding, Jennifer Hudson, HER Yebba, TogetherTy Dolla $ign, Ant Clemons, India.Aria and more.

Reflecting on the project, Glasper shared, “I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of black radio than by letting go Black radio 3… Hopefully it will inspire more to do so.”

Buy or stream Black Radio III.

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