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Robert Glasper talks 'Black Radio' Album, Musical Influences & the Future

Read our exclusive Track-By-Track album review here: https://news.jazzline.com/reviews/albums/2011/12/exclusive-robert-glasper-black-radio-track-by-track-review/

We caught up with Robert Glasper during his trip to London in November 2011 to talk about his upcoming album Black Radio, his influences, and his plans for the future.

'Black Radio' is one of the most highly anticipated Jazz crossover albums of the year, featuring a seemingly endless list of guest stars that includes Lupe Fiasco, Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, and Mos Def, to name but a few!

Question List:

- Tell us about your musical upbringing: 0:33

- Where were your first experiences with Hip-Hip & Rock: 1:37

- When did you start to mix different genres into your music: 2:35

- Tell us how you met your bandmates in 'The Robert Glasper Experiment': 3:34

- Tell us about the Kanye West / Mos Def / Lupe Fiasco Jam session at the Blue Note: 5:10

- How did you get such an extensive list of collaborators on the album: 6:31

- Did any of the collaborators bring an interesting atmosphere to the studio: 7:24

- Where did the title 'Black Radio' come from: 8:32

- What other sources of inspiration did you draw on for the album: 9:20

- What inspired you to end the album with a NIrvana cover: 10:14

- Are you planning to tour with any of the guest artists on the album: 12:17

- Did you intend to bring Jazz into the mainstream with this album: 12:56

- Do you think Jazz can go mainstream: 13:28

- What have you thought of past Jazz crossover albums: 13:50

- Do you listen to any UK Jazz: 15:28

- What's next for Robert Glasper: 16:21


Intro/Outro Music: Kevin MacLeod

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