Robert Glasper's new project, Black Radio is making a huge buzz and rightly so. A project that brings together outstanding musicianship and diverse taste and talents such as Bilal, Erykah Badu, yasiin bey, Lupe Fiasco, Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele and many more is one of the landmark albums of 2012.
“Real music is crash protected,” state the liner notes of Black Radio, a future landmark album by the Robert Glasper Experiment that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. Like an aircraft’s black box for which the album is titled, Black Radio holds the truth and is indestructible."
“You can’t pigeonhole what we’re going to do or how we’re going to do it,” Glasper declares. The Experiment wears its eclecticism on its sleeve throughout Black Radio, presenting new collaborative originals and surprising cover songs. They transform the Afro-Cuban standard “Afro Blue” with Badu, Sade’s “Cherish the Day” with Hathaway, David Bowie’s “Letter to Hermione” with Bilal, and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with Benjamin’s vocoder vocal.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thanks for the homie Craig Arthur from London for hitting me up with this...I'm down with the cheetah varsity jacket look.
The limited edition B-SIDE by WALE Cheetah Varsity Jacket was released last month and is already sold out. A bummer, but the ladies are in luck, since the women's edition coming soon.
Check out their collection and store here.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This movie has been on my most anticipated list for some time, since I first saw the teaser some time ago. Paris-based Andy Amadi Okoroafor's debut feature length movie is going to be premiering in New York as the centerpiece film of the 19th African Film Festival. The director of the film is a good friend of mine and I remember hearing about this movie years ago as it was in the process of its making...from what I can tell, it is a beautifully shot and directed, haunting and thought-provoking modern day epic that also boasts an amazing cast and soundtrack. For those who are fans of the singer Nneka, this is her first movie role. I'm really looking forward to see it...not to be missed!
Excerpt from the synopsis:
"A haunting story about loneliness, love and self-discovery that explores Africaís throbbing megacity Lagos, and the effects of war and loss. Obi, an orphan brought up by the military, becomes a peace-keeping soldier in worn torn Sierra Leone. He meets Blessing a Sierra Leonean woman and falls in love for the first time. His world and life are devastated when he finds Blessing mutilated by kid soldiers and rebels. His only option is to kill her misery." Read more on Clam Films
Join the festival as we celebrate the U.S. premiere of the film, with a special pre-screening dance performance by Khaleah London, and a post-screening party! BUY TICKETS
The film screening starts at 8:00pm and the party starts at 10:00pm
BANTU feat. NNEKA "I am waiting" from Relentless soundtrack by Andy Amadi Okoroafor.: