ROBERT GLASPER SET TO RELEASE BLACK RADIO III SUPREME EDITION THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
WORLD RENOWNED ROBTOBER RESIDENCY
AT BLUE NOTE NEW YORK THROUGH NOVEMBER 6
"Glasper continues to explore and refine that intricate marriage of sound with Black Radio III, an album that not only champions Black music, but also Black love and resilience in deeply troubled times." - NPR
“Love is a path Glasper has traveled often in the past,
but it’s never sounded as spacious or star-flecked as it does here.” - PITCHFORK
“Black Radio III — an expectedly dope meld of jazz, R&B and hip-hop.”
- ROLLING STONE
“A masterclass in hip-hop, R&B and jazz fusion.” - HYPEBEAST
“If an artist’s music is a reflection of their life, then Glasper’s hyper- collaborative approach to music and performance is no different than his hyper- gregarious life which continuously builds upon itself taking his career to extraordinary heights.” - POLLSTAR
“The title is not misleading: “Black Radio III” really does feel like listening to the Black radio station of your dream.” - VARIETY
The modern jazz icon.” - ESSENCE
“Glasper has a knack for building immersive sonics which whisk the listener into whatever world he desires.” -HIPHOP DX
TORONTO, ON – October 11, 2022 – 4x Grammy and Emmy winning artist, Robert Glasper, releases Therapy pt.2 featuring Mac Miller, the first new single and visual from Black Radio III: Supreme Edition, an extended digital version of his heralded 2022 album, Black Radio III. The Supreme Edition of Black Radio III, out Friday via Loma Vista Recordings, is a deluxe treatment of the third installment in the Black Radio series, based on the history changing album of the same name that celebrates a decade this year. Supercharged with a roster of R&B luminaries like PJ Morton, Estelle, India Arie, Luke James, Bilal, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more who join an already incredible roster of artists, Black Radio III: Supreme Edition is a true reflection of Glasper’s relationships and respect in the music community. Therapy pt.2 Ft Mac Miller premiered on Apple Music’s New Music Daily. Tune in here.
Glasper reminisces on the making of Therapy pt.2 Ft Mac Miller, “I was working with my friend. We were just finishing up this specific beat. I immediately sent it to him, and literally within an hour he sent me back that track. Everything was on there—both verses the choruses—and you could tell it was not something that he had written before. He sang the chord changes. You can tell he really came up with that in the moment.”
The estate of Mac Miller shares, "We're honored to support in sharing this beautiful song that Malcolm and Robert Glasper created together. The song is a reflection of the special friendship and musical gifts the two shared."
This month, dubbed Robtober, marks the return of Robert Glasper’s legendary Blue Note residency at the iconic New York City jazz club featuring yasiin bey, Lalah Hathaway, Terrace Martin, Alex Isley and more surprise guests. This week, Glasper celebrates the release of Black Radio III Supreme Edition with a livestream concert straight from the stage of his residency via Twitch. Tune in here at 8 pm EST on Wednesday, October 12. Also tune in throughout the month of October, as Glasper will be offering fans behind-the-scenes access during his residency via a new series of Green Room live streams on Twitch. Follow Rob’s Twitch channel here.
In its first week, the 4th annual Robtober drew crowds that included Miguel, Terrace Martin, comedian Jeff Ross, and more, kicking off what is just the beginning of the month-long super event. The residency will include tributes to Herbie Hancock and the late Meghan Stabile, a celebrated jazz promoter and friend of Glasper, in addition to nights with Lalah Hathaway and Dinner Party sets with Terrace Martin. In previous years, Glasper’s residency was amplified with guest performances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, J Dilla, Jill Scott, Questlove, Common, Q-Tip, Anderson Paak, Kamasi Washington, H.E.R., Chris Rock, and more. This summer, Glasper programmed the inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa Valley—an offshoot of his annual residency—with headliners including Maxwell, Black Star, Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Black Star, Dinner Party, Madlib, Corinne Bailey Rae and special guest host Dave Chappelle. The festival was glowingly covered in a VIBE cover story: “years of musical history and our ancestors’ wildest dreams rolled into one.”
Since its release, Black Radio III, which features a range of artists from Jennifer Hudson to Q-Tip, Killer Mike to Yebba, has landed on “Best of 2022 So Far” lists by Variety, OkayPlayer, and UPROXX. The release was launched with a special MLK Day performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (where Glasper will return on Thursday October 13 to sit in with The Roots), featuring Rhapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff, BJ The Chicago Kid and Amir Sulaiman. An interview and Emmy-nominated performance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah followed, as well Glasper’s official partnership with Record Store Day and FAMS, the coalition of Black-owned independent US record stores, as an ambassador for A Day of Action.
Robert Glasper’s accolades are a testament to his career which spans over two decades and several genres. He boasts 4 Grammys, an Emmy, a Peabody, and made history with Black Radio (2012), the first album to debut in the top 10 of 4 different genre charts simultaneously: Hip Hop, R&B, Urban Contemporary, Jazz and Contemporary Jazz—his follow-up Black Radio 2. Next month, Glasper will take the stage at Sony Hall with yasiin bey and Bilal before celebrating his groundbreaking album’s 10th anniversary by at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on November 13—special guests yasiin bey, Lalah Hathaway, Bilal, and Meshell Ndegeocello will perform alongside a 32-piece orchestra of all Black musicians (the largest all-Black orchestra the venue has ever presented) led by Derrick Hodge. In addition to his musical releases, Glasper has composed scores for films and series like Peabody-winning Mr. SOUL! (2018), 2020’s The Photograph starring Issa Rae, Emmy-nominated documentary The Apollo, HBO’s 2022 series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty and Peacock’s Fresh Prince reboot, Bel-Air.
BLACK RADIO III SUPREME EDITION TRACKLISTING
1. In Tune ft. Amir Sulaiman
2. Black Superhero ft. Killer Mike + BJ The Chicago Kid + Big K.R.I.T.
3. Shine ft. D Smoke + Tiffany Gouché
4. Why We Speak ft. Q-Tip + Esperanza Spalding
5. Over ft. Yebba
6. Better Than I Imagined ft. H.E.R. + Meshell Ndegeocello
7. Everybody Wants To Rule the World ft. Lalah Hathaway + Common
8, Everybody Love ft. Musiq Soulchild + Posdnuos
9. It Don't Matter ft. Gregory Porter + Ledisi
10. Heaven's Here ft. Ant Clemons
11. Out of My Hands ft Jennifer Hudson
12. Forever ft. PJ Morton + India.Arie
13. Bright Lights (with Ty Dolla $ign)
1. Lemonade ft PJ Morton
2. Therapy pt.2 Ft Mac Miller
3. Something I Wouldn't Do ft Estelle
4. Lola Crying (Interlude)
5. My Queen ft Luke James
6. Hi ft India Arie (Interlude)
7. Invitation ft Emily King
8. Easy to See ft BJ the Chicago Kid (interlude)
9. Atlantis ft Bilal + Alex Isley