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Robert Glasper Recounts Blue Note Show Where Kanye West Freestyled For Thirty Minutes Alongside Yasiin Bey & Lupe Fiasco

Robert Glasper Recounts Blue Note Show Where Kanye West Freestyled For Thirty Minutes Alongside Yasiin Bey & Lupe Fiasco

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Robert Glasper also shared what he considers the five most revolutionary songs J Dilla produced.

In a new interview with Document Journal, Robert Glasper discussed a legendary set he had at the Blue Note in 2011 that featured Kanye West, Yasiin Bey, and Lupe Fiasco.

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“Mos Def called and was like, ‘Yo, you at the Blue Note? Imma follow through. I’m bringing someone,'” Glasper recalled. “We played this one joint, ‘Dumb It Down,’ by Lupe. And Lupe was like, ‘I believe we have two MCs in the house. I believe we have two MCs.’ Mos gets up and walks to the stage, and everyone’s like ‘Oh shit! That’s Def!'”

Glasper then recounted how West (who had arrived with bey) made his presence be known to those in attendance.

“I believe we have two. Two MCs in the house,” the jazz musician recalled West saying from the back of the club. “Ye got up and started walking to the stage, and people lost their shit. All their shit. I mean literally standing on tables, recording. He freestyled for like thirty minutes. It was f**king bonkers.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Glasper also shared what he considers the five most revolutionary songs J Dilla produced, including “Stakes Is High,” “Get Dis Money,” and “Thelonious.”

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In related news, Glasper recently discussed why he felt it was necessary to call out Lauryn Hill after he accused her of not properly crediting artists who helped her create her seminal album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Source: Document Journal

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