Robert Glasper celebrates of his 10 year anniversary of with return with today’s news of new album ‘Black Radio III’ – due for a release on February 25th, via Loma Vista Recordings.
Arriving alongside the announcement is new single, ‘Black Superhero’ featuring Killer Mike + BJ The Chicago Kid + Big K.R.I.T. The official video, shot in Los Angeles and directed by award-winning Director/Filmmaker, Charlie Buhler, takes viewers through a series of vignettes that highlight real-life Black heroes who live in and work for their communities. Robert will premiere ‘Black Superhero’ live on The Tonight Show on January 17th, featuring some very special guests & backed by The Roots.
Like its predecessors, the new studio album celebrates Black joy, love and resilience and features Grammy-winning single ‘Better Than I Imagined’ featuring H.E.R + Meshell Ndgeocello and ‘Shine’ featuring D Smoke and Tiffany Gouché. ‘Black Radio III’s’ guests also include Q-Tip, Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R. Yebba, Common, Ty Dolla $Ign, Esperanza Spalding, Ant Clemons, India.Arie and more.
Glasper reflects, sharing “I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Black Radio than by releasing Black Radio III. To debut a live performance of ‘Black Superhero’ on The Tonight Show with some of my own heroes is really special to me. Hopefully, it inspires more to come.“
Glasper, has worked alongside J Dilla, Bilal and Yasiin Bey to playing alongside Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Herbie Hancock, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Brandy and more. Glasper is suitably nominated for two 2022 Grammys, including Best Progressive R&B Album for ‘Dinner Party’ (Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington and 9th Wonder) and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Born Again” with Leon Bridges.
Black Radio lll
Loma Vista Recordings
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)
a black radio production Live Dates
Sat || 26/3/22 || Berlin Huxleys
Sun || 27/3/22 || Utrecht Grote Zaal
Mon || 28/3/22 || Antwerp De Roma
Tue || 29/3/22 || Paris La Machine du Moulin Rouge
Thu || 31/3/22 || Rome Monk
Fri || 1/4/22 || Bologna Locomotiv
Sat || 2/4/22 || Turin Supermarket
Sat || 9/4/22 || London KOKO
Sun || 10/4/22 || London KOKO
Black Radio lll will be available on all formats (digital, CD, and 2xLP) worldwide on February 25th Pre-order HERE