Robert Glasper teases “Black Radio 3” with “Shine” + Blue Note Residency


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4x Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Robert Glasper released his new single today, “Shine” featuring Inglewood, CA natives, D Smoke and Tiffany Gouché. This release is her first since a strong performance at the 2021 Grammy, nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album and winning Best R&B Song for “Better Than I Imagined” with HER With lyrics that express gratitude and evoke a spirit of rising, ” Shine “arrives as another preview of Glasper’s highly anticipated third installment in the Black Radio album series. Black Radio 3, like its two predecessors, is a cultural moment that celebrates black love and resilience.

Last September, during Robert’s recent Kennedy Center residency, D Smoke joined him on stage for a comfortable yet spontaneous performance. Further consolidating a shared creative bond between the two, the official music video for “Shine” is also available today. Directed by TL Benton and also shot at the Kennedy Center, the video beautifully captures the energy of the performing musicians and accompanies the song’s message in an authentic visual element.

About the collaboration, Robert says, “I was so happy to collaborate with D Smoke on this song. He is definitely one of the leading voices of today’s new generation of hip hop. He has his feet planted in the ground of real music and comes from a family of incredible musicians and artists. That being said, well done also Tiffany Gouché, her cousin who is also on the song. We want to see everyone shine.

As a precursor to the upcoming album, from October 1 to November 7, Glasper returns to New York’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club for their third fall residency and another unprecedented tour, giving 66 shows over 33 nights. In 2018, Glasper became the 4th musician to hold a month-long residency at Blue Note, joining a shortlist that includes jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea and Chris Botti. The residence, featured in the New York Times, proclaims that Glasper is “possibly the most prominent jazz musician of his generation” and is frequented by special unannounced guests such as Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, Chris Rock, Questlove , Jill Scott, Common, Talib Kweli and Yebba.

“Shine” is now available on Loma Vista Recordings and is another part of the Black Radio 3 project, coming in early 2022.




ARTISTIC CREDIT: Christopher Leckie

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