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Sunday, February 5, 2023

#Smarterhiphop ROBERT GLASPER WINS 5TH GRAMMY FOR BEST R&B ALBUM




ROBERT GLASPER WINS 5TH GRAMMY FOR BEST R&B ALBUM


LISTEN TO BLACK RADIO III FEATURING KILLER MIKE, TY DOLLA $IGN, H.E.R., Q-TIP, ESPERANZA SPALDING, JENNIFER HUDSON, COMMON AND MORE

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Multi-Grammy-winning pianist and producer Robert Glapser has received his 5th Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for Black Radio III. Glasper's contribution to music and culture spans over two decades with Grammy nominations and wins for a multitude of his projects including the history changing 2013 win for Best R&B Album for Black Radio, 2015 win for Best Traditional R&B Performance for Jesus Children, 2017 win for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for Miles Ahead, and 2021 taking home a win for his hit-single "Better Than I Imagined" in the Best R&B Song category. Glasper has formed an exceptional legacy that permeates throughout contemporary art and advocacy. 


Black Radio III features both new and old Black Radio family such as H.E.R, Ty Dolla $ign, Common, Yebba, Meshell Ndgeocello, Killer Mike, BJ The Chicago Kid, Big K.R.I.T. , and more. Glasper's body of work is a masterclass in hip-hop, R&B and jazz fusion that sonically has influenced the next decade to come. This further proves Glasper to be one of the most respected collaborators of his generation, now with 12 nominations in total and 5 wins


The Grammy Award winning Black Radio III celebrates Black joy, love and resilience and features the Grammy-winning single "Better Than I Imagined" with H.E.R and Meshell Ndgeocello. Killer Mike, BJ The Chicago Kid and Big K.R.I.T. unify in "Black Superhero," a track that lifts up real-life Black heroes, while Lalah Hathaway and Common put a fresh spin on  "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," a nod to the Tears For Fears classic. Glasper also creates space on this album for songs like Q-Tip and Esperanza Spalding's versatile and driving "While We Speak" and "Over", Yebba's sweet-winded plea to a fleeting love. Black Radio III's guests also include Jennifer Hudson, Ty Dolla $ign, Ant Clemons, India.Arie, Musiq Soulchild, PJ Morton and more. Since announcing the album in early 2022, Glasper has joined Trevor Noah for an interview and performance of "Heaven's Here" with Ant Clemons on The Daily Show and was backed by The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a special MLK Day performance of "In Tune'' and "Black Superhero" featuring Rapsody, DJ Jazzy Jeff, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Amir Sulaiman


The 5x Grammy and Emmy winning artist, composer and producer made history over a decade ago with the release of Black Radio as the first album to debut in the top 10 of 4 different genre charts simultaneously: Hip Hop, R&B, Urban Contemporary, Jazz and Contemporary Jazz, as did the follow-up album Black Radio 2. The ongoing Black Radio brand has become synonymous with Black music culture and has placed Glasper alongside some of music's most legendary- from early days with J Dilla, Bilal and Yasiin Bey to playing alongside Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Herbie Hancock, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Jill Scott, Brandy and more.


Commended as one of the most respected and talented artists of his time, everything leading up to this win has cemented Glasper's lasting legacy in music history and beyond. Congratulations to Robert Glasper on his Grammy win!

LISTEN TO GRAMMY-WINNING ALBUM, BLACK RADIO III

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BLACK RADIO lll TRACKLIST

1. In Tune ft. Amir Sulaiman

2. Black Superhero ft. Killer Mike + BJ The Chicago Kid + Big K.R.I.T.

3. Shine ft. D Smoke + Tiffany Gouché

4. Why We Speak ft. Q-Tip + Esperanza Spalding

5. Over ft. Yebba

6. Better Than I Imagined ft. H.E.R. + Meshell Ndegeocello

7. Everybody Wants To Rule the World ft. Lalah Hathaway + Common

8. Everybody Love ft. Musiq Soulchild + Posdnuos

9. It Don't Matter ft. Gregory Porter + Ledisi

10. Heaven's Here ft. Ant Clemons

11. Out of My Hands ft Jennifer Hudson

12. Forever ft. PJ Morton + India.Arie

13. Bright Lights (with Ty Dolla $ign)







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Saturday, February 4, 2023

#Smarterhiphop ***New Music*** Alex Jaye "The Way You Move" & "Lie" (DJ Packs) *Download & Spin NOW!*......



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(Track 1) Lie - A Guy was fooled by his girlfriend. All the years they were together she was unloyal and never got caught. The Way You (Track 2) Move - Just telling a woman how beautiful she is on the dance floor.

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(Track 1) Changing - "I returned from prison to a completely different world. This was just as the pandemic was coming to an end, so there were many changes all over the world. My good friend sent me this beat, and as soon as I heard it, I sang every lyric word for word and jotted it down in my notes. I believe this song is timeless, and that both generations above and below me will be able to relate to it."

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Hotep is already planning to make his mark in 2023. Born Imhotep Myles, this Baltimore native began rapping at the age of seven. Hotep has his own distinct take on rap music. In fact, he does not consider himself a rapper, but rather an artist. "My creativity will not allow me to limit myself to a single lane, I might paint a picture tonight that sells for $200 tomorrow." Fresh Out, Hotep's debut album, was released on January 29, 2022, with standouts such as "Da Teaser," "Chess Never Checkers," "Traumatized," and "Get Away." Hotep's life is intertwined with the author's creative writing style. Give him a beat, when he hits the booth, he is transitioning. On "Traumatized," a vulnerable track, he discusses the many L's he's taken as a result of his uncle's death, relationship problems, and past experiences that have left him scarred. "As I was looking through pictures and remembering what caused me pain, I wrote traumatized". The best of Hotep is yet to come. His hit single "Changing," which will be featured on his new album, is already receiving radio airplay. According to Hotep, "the transition" album would be an album to remember."

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