Robert Glasper continues to bring out incredible guests for his Blue Note residency.
In one video, which was taken Saturday night, .Paak can be seen freestyling over Slum Village’s “Fall In Love” before Yasiin Bey joins him onstage to rap his classic “Ms. Fat Booty” over the song. From there, the pair go into a cover of Aretha Franklin‘s “One Step Ahead,” which “Ms. Fat Booty” samples.
The following night, Bey brought along Talib Kweli and the pair, as Black Star, performed “Thieves in the Night.” Following that, Kweli performed his own solo cut “Love Language.”
Glasper’s residency is far from done if you still want to try and catch a show. The series of performances continues on Tuesday (10/16) and Wednesday (10/17) with bassist Christian McBridge and trumpeter Nicholas Payton, followed by a run from 10/18-10/21 with Bilal joining for Miles Davis tribute shows, and more shows after that through the end of the month.
Recently, Glasper offered an update on his criticism against Lauryn Hill. During a panel appearance a part of the Mondo.NYC conference he was asked if he regrets the comments he made about Hill, to which he responded:
“My thing was Lauryn was back in 2008 or 2007 — I’ve never spoken about her in public. But everything I say is 100% true and it’s been going on for 20 years. And all of my friends are affected. A lot of people with kids are affected. So you have to separate yourself from being a fan and think what if it was your dad who wasn’t getting paychecks, you know what I mean? So my thing is just on a basic human level, I would never work with anybody that tells me ‘You can’t look at me.’”
“But, you know, I’m a musician that played for her and has a platform to say something that people will listen to. She’s been told this by everybody in person — her team and that kind of stuff. But I don’t regret it at all because at the end of the day I think it might shake something up and make her feel like she needs to do a little better.”