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Black Radio is the fifth studio album by American jazz pianist/hip hop producer Robert Glasper, recorded with his electric The Experiment quartet and released February 28, 2012 by Blue Note Records. The album won Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards and also received a nomination for Best R&B Performance from the album cut "Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" featuring R&B singer Ledisi, in February 2013.

Black Radio
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2012
Genre
Length65:18
LabelBlue Note Records
ProducerRobert Glasper
Robert Glasper chronology
Double-Booked
(2009)
Black Radio
(2012)
Black Radio 2
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lift Off / Mic Check" (featuring Shafiq Husayn)Robert Glasper, S. HusaynR. Glasper3:57
2."Afro Blue" (featuring Erykah Badu)Mongo Santamaria, Oscar BrownR. Glasper5:13
3."Cherish the Day" (featuring Lalah Hathaway)Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart MatthewmanR. Glasper5:53
4."Always Shine" (featuring Lupe Fiasco and Bilal)R. Glasper, W. JacoR. Glasper5:22
5."Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" (featuring Ledisi)R. Glasper, L. YoungR. Glasper6:13
6."Move Love" (featuring KING[2])R. Glasper, Paris StrotherR. Glasper3:22
7."Ah Yeah... That's Just Great" (featuring Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele)R. Glasper, P. Gallitano, Derrick Hodge, T. Johnson, C. M. PayneR. Glasper, Bryan-Michael Cox5:13
8."The Consequences of Jealousy" (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)R. Glasper, M. NdegeocelloR. Glasper6:12
9."Why Do We Try" (featuring Stokley)Jeffrey Allen (2)R. Glasper6:32
10."Black Radio" (featuring Yasiin Bey)R. Glasper, D. Hodge, Chris E. Dave, D. SmithR. Glasper5:26
11."Letter to Hermione" (featuring Bilal)David BowieR. Glasper4:52
12."Smells Like Teen Spirit"Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist NovoselicR. Glasper7:24
Total length:65:10
iTunes bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."A Love Supreme"John ColtraneR. Glasper5:20
European bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Fever" (featuring Hindi Zahra)R. Glasper, H. ZahraR. Glasper, H. Zahra6:48
Japanese bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Twice"Little DragonR. Glasper5:26
Notes
  • "Afro Blue" cover as performed by Mongo Santamaria.
  • "Cherish the Day" cover as performed by Sade.
  • "Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)" additional vocals of "F.T.B." from album In My Element as performed by Robert Glasper.
  • "Letter to Hermione" cover as performed by David Bowie.
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" cover as performed by Nirvana.
  • "A Love Supreme" cover as performed by John Coltrane.
  • "Twice" cover as performed by Little Dragon.

Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EPEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Afro Blue (9th Wonder's Blue Light Basement Remix)" (featuring Erykah Badu and Phonte)M. Santamaria, P. ColemanR. Glasper, 9th Wonder (signifies a remixer)5:07
2."Black Radio (Pete Rock Remix)" (featuring Yasiin Bey)R. Glasper, D. Hodge, Chris E. Dave, D. SmithR. Glasper, Pete Rock (signifies a remixer)4:51
3."The Consequences of Jealousy (Georgia Anne Muldrow Sassy Geemix)" (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)R. Glasper, M. NdegeocelloR. Glasper, Georgia Anne Muldrow (signifies a remixer)4:37
4."Twice (?uestlove's Twice Baked Remix)" (featuring Solange Knowles and The Roots)R. Glasper, S. KnowlesR. Glasper, ?uestlove (signifies a remixer)9:22
5."Letter to Hermione (Robert Glasper and Jewels Remix)" (featuring Bilal and Black Milk)D. Bowie, C. CrossR. Glasper, DJ Jewels Baby (signifies a remixer)4:14
6."Dillalude #2"R. GlasperR. Glasper9:10
Total length:37:21

PersonnelEdit

The Robert Glasper Experiment

  • Robert Glasper — Piano, Fender Rhodes (Exc. tracks 10, 11), synthesizer (Track 10), arrangements (Tracks 2, 11, 12)
  • Casey Benjamin — Vocoder (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 8, 12), flute (Tracks 2, 11), saxophone (Tracks 3, 6, 9, 10), synthesizer (Tracks 3–5, 12), arrangement (Track 8)
  • Derrick Hodge — Bass
  • Chris Dave— Drums, percussion
  • Jahi Sundance — Turntables (Tracks 1, 8, 10, 12)
  • Stokley Williams — Percussion (Track 9)

Featured Artists

  • Shafiq Husayn — Vocals (Track 1)
  • Erykah Badu — Vocals (Track 2, Remix EP track 1)
  • Lalah Hathaway — Vocals (Track 3, 12)
  • Bilal — Vocals (Track 4, 11, Remix EP track 5)
  • Lupe Fiasco — Vocals (Track 4)
  • Ledisi — Vocals (Track 5)
  • KING (Track 6)
    • Anita Bias — Vocals
    • Amber Strother — Vocals
    • Paris Strother — Keyboards
  • Chrisette Michele — Vocals (Track 7)
  • Musiq Soulchild — Vocals, snapping (Track 7)
  • MeShell Ndegeocello — Vocals (Track 8, Remix EP track 3)
  • Stokley Williams — Vocals (Track 9), percussion (Tracks 9, 12)
  • Yasiin Bey — Vocals (Track 10, Remix EP track 2)
  • Hindi Zahra — Vocals (European bonus tracks)
  • Phonte — Vocals (Remix EP track 1)
  • Solange Knowles — Vocals (Remix EP track 4)
  • The Roots — (Remix EP track 4)
  • Black Milk — Vocals (Remix EP track 5)
  • 9th Wonder — Remixing (Remix EP track 1)
  • Pete Rock — Remixing (Remix EP track 2)
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow — Remixing (Remix EP track 3)
  • ?uestlove — Remixing (Remix EP track 4)
  • DJ Jewels Baby — Remixing (Remix EP track 5)

Production

  • Recorded at Threshold, Los Angeles, CA, by Keith Lewis, assisted by Todd Bergman.
  • Vocals and piano for "Afro Blue" recorded by Max Ross at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Mixed by Qmillion at Flying Dread STudios, Venice, CA.
  • Mastering by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
  • Produced by Robert Glasper, except track 7 co-produced by Bryan-Michael Cox
  • Nicole Hegeman — Executive producer, production coordination, management
  • Eli Wolf — Executive producer, A&R
  • Vincent Bennett — Management
  • Gordon H. Jee — Art direction
  • Giuliyani — Original artwork on cover
  • Michael Schreiber — Photography
  • Jewell Green — Photography
  • Cognito — Photography
  • Angelika Beener — Liner notes

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Robert Glasper Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Robert Glasper Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Robert Glasper Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
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  12. ^ The Best of 2012: The Year In Music | Billboard