| Robert Glasper Experiment
Title: Black Radio | Release Date: Feb. 28
Drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock, pianist Robert Glasper's ( @robertglasper) fourth Blue Note/EMI album features multiple guests, including Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def). Though most of the album is original material, the set includes such covers as Sade's "Cherish the Day"with Lalah Hathaway and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Shanieka Brooks, Blue Note director of marketing and Glasper's product manager, says the label will make an effort to reach new audiences by servicing a single to AC radio, offering poster and remix contests, partnering with such lifestyle companies as Giant Steps and even employing an urban street team. A South by Southwest appearance, a rarity for jazz artists, is also being considered.
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