Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio 2

Start spreading the news: the Robert Glasper Experiment is releasing Black Radio 2–the much anticipated follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed Black Radio–on October 29th through Blue Note Records. Today, we have a Okayplayer world premiere of the very first leak from the new project: “Calls” featuring Jill Scott. The track shows off RGE’s skill at letting a groove sizzle while a vocalist takes center stage–and filling in all of the cracks around them. The album features most of the usual suspects, with Derrick Hodge on bass and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. Drummer Mark Colenburg, (who has toured plenty with the group) has taken over the drum throne.

The record, like the last one, is set to feature a plethora of guests from all musical backgrounds. Common, Lupe Fiasco, and Snoop Dogg (thought he was lion now?) all represent the hip-hop front while Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony HamiltonBrandy, and Lalah Hathaway are stand-outs from soul and r&b backgrounds. The pianist’s third album with his ‘Experiment’ band also has collaborations with Fall Out Boy‘s Patrick StumpNorah Jones, and Emeli Sandé. Unlike the original Black Radio LP, this will feature almost all original compositions. With RGE’s ability to blend genres and influences so seamlessly, we’re very excited to hear what they bring to the table. Fans can also download the official Robert Glasper Experiment App, which has all of the band’s videos and tour dates. Stream the beautiful “Calls”below an scroll down to check out the tracklist.


Black Radio 2 Tracklist:
1.       Baby Tonight (Black Radio Intro)

2.       I Stand Alone featuring Common and Patrick Stump

3.       What Are We Doing featuring Brandy

4.       Calls featuring Jill Scott

5.       No Worries featuring Dwele

6.       Trust featuring Marsha Ambrosius

7.       Yet To Find featuring Anthony Hamilton

8.       You Own Me featuring Faith Evans

9.       Let It Ride featuring Norah Jones

10.   Persevere featuring Snoop Dogg and  Lupe Fiasco

11.   Somebody Else featuring Emeli Sandé

12.   Jesus Children of America featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner



  • Kevin Dudie Bond

    There’s nothing else I want to hear more than this album…can’t wait.

  • Kisha

    Yes Yes Yes!

  • Cedric Bedford


  • blkson

    Glad to see that Lalah Hatahway is back. Her and Glasper were really great together. The Snoop & Lupe collabo has me intrigued. I’m looking forward to this project.

  • bugzzz

    yeah, this is gorgeous. hooked. IV to my soul.

  • Brandon Everest

    Wonderful project and sounds! Love it! Don’t hate the android users tho. Release the app to the masses!

  • Mary

    Would love to hear Amel Larrieux collab…
    Can that happen?
    Looking forward to this album!

    • Rob C.


  • craigcollier

    Simply Sublime. Can’t wait for this record to drop. I want to be the first to get my ears on it.

  • Jamie Houghton

    I was a bit gutted not to see Bilal on the track listing, but I can definitely hear him scatting away in the outro of “Calls”.

    Every name on that bill makes me more excited for when this drops!

    • Marcel Samson

      He’s on the Deluxe Edition though! 🙂 4 bonus tracks on that one.

  • Allie J.

    seeing as though i’ve hit “repeat” like 50 times already, i’d say i’m more than a little excited for the full album!

  • Hans

    We all can feel blessed for this gift 😀

    But this app is a little bit exaggerated

  • Alaina

    This album is gonna be serious.

  • Jai Simmons

    Love it!!!!!

  • KimSherpa SoulflowerYerger

    Tight project!!

  • Eboney C Jones

    Ahhhhh….my soul just smiled! Can’t wait!

  • Kamiliyon

    Could Use 10 more albums like this… smh

  • Oscar Gadiel Fuentes Jr.

    She calls and Glasper answers lol
    Album of the year already.

  • Rob C.

    I have been dreaming about this collaboration! I’m there on October 29. I’m sure it will be another solid effort from Mr. Glasper and Co.

  • Bookerthewriter

    Real MUSIC. Meanwhile, BET is pushing fugazi’s like K. Michelle.
    Really though, how SPECIAL it would have-been/would it be to see a D’angelo collaboration on this album??????????????


    • cgomez

      Fugazi’s? Yeah, BET and commercial radio could stand a metaphorical “Straight edge” approach, for sure!

  • Lerae AlwaysBlessed Richardson

    OMG…..cannot wait 4 this….every since I was turned onto Robert, I have been in love….and now, a collabo with one of my favorites….DWELE….my ears r burning with anticipation!!!

  • sensitive_ears

    Woooo weeee…I am about to explode from excitement! m m m SAAAANG JILL!!

  • Stephan Thomas Gillis

    I’ll be honest. It’s a cool record and I’m gonna buy multiple copies of this album just like BR1 but the heartbeat of the record Is missing and it’s missing because Chris “Daddy” Dave is missing. Just my opinion

    • John Holmes Jr

      i totally agree stephan…

    • Music is My Language

      So true. Chris Dave and Robert Glasper compliment each other so well… I haven’t really been digging the stuff that Chris Dave has been putting out on his own and RGE just isn’t the same without him. Anways, I’m glad RGE is getting some exposure and it’s cool to see Robert Glasper experiment with different styles and approaches to good music

  • bugzzz


  • am

    Love it! I can’t wait for the album to drop.

  • October 29th can’t get here fast enough for me. More. I want to hear more.

  • Tez

    Look a Grammy won’t do this music justice. I’m just sayin’!

    • John Holmes Jr

      u are right about that!

  • John Holmes Jr

    Anthony Hamilton song is going to be SOOOOO SICK…..

  • Drea d’Nur

    Looking forward to hearing Brandy’s harmonies and Lalah’s warmth, ESPECIALLY. Jill Scott sounds like butter on this one.

  • quadrusblack

    …..Brandy is on the album so I’m already sold!

  • londi

    Potent!!! This is going to be a killer album. Cant. Yes Brandy is on the album i’m also sold. Jill Scott, what can i say, SUPERB!

  • Lenore

    This is Music to feed my Soul. Looking forward to the album dropping.

  • Wale Akinwande

    I’m drooling over the thought of this album!

  • Morris Walton

    Man, this is the joint! Beautifully done.

  • sammyboy

    Just topped “Afro Blue”!

  • Orie

    Still can’t stop listening to this track!

  • Simplycharlie

    Jazmine Sullivan is on the deluxe edition!

  • Dana Terrell

    I would have loved to hear Amel Larrieux as well… OMG! She would have been perfect for one of his beautiful ballads.
    Dana T.

  • Dana Terrell

    Ooooh… I want Robert to do a callabo with the Roots as well.Yess…
    Dana T.

  • Dana Terrell

    OMG!!! Anita Baker on a track.
    Dana T.

  • Guest

    Lots of favorites *Your my EVERYTHING (ft. Bilal, Jasmine Sullivan)
    !!! I do Love the collaboration and experiments with Jill Scott (Calls) , Musiq Soulchild (Ah Yeah ) Marsha Ambrosius, Common (Trust) > ALL are very talented and poetic!

  • Makeeba Ellington


  • supagirlK

    This is BEAST!!!