Robert Glasper sat down with Revivalist for a track-by-track break-down of his upcoming album "Black Radio." Here's what he said about "Always Shine" which features Lupe and Bilal.
“Lupe randomly called me one day. After he heard my music on some in flight programming, he found out that I played with Q-Tip and asked him for my number.
From then, we had been texting back and forth for about a year. He was one of the artists that sat in at my Blue Note jam session. It was Wednesday. I was in Los Angeles at King’s house writing a song. I told him to come through and he did. I gave him a CD of the song so he could write his verses to it.
When he came to the studio to record it, it was a whole other song. He had to rewrite his verses, but it only took him like 30 minutes. Bilal was there too, so I asked him to sing the hook. At the end, there’s an interlude with us at the kitchen table playing forks and knives with Derrick on bass. Then my son Riley comes in singing a little of the next song.”
Read his description of the other tracks HERE