Robert Glasper breaks down "Always Shine" [feat. Lupe Fiasco x Bilal]


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

42 comments:

  1. [W.T.F]!!!! Is he doing with that bottle of champange??

    Come on bra... Don't even pick up that sh**

    I am disappointed... Even Mos Def looks shocked!!

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  2. its like non alcoholic grape juice or some shit like that

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  3. Yeah....thats some martinellis non alcoholic cider...

    but even if he was drinking champagne why should you care?

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  4. Lupe's parents are at it again, cause after all he's 12yrs old LOL!!! ridiculous

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  5. @ Anonymous:

    He cares because there is UNITY amongst us believers. Don't bother replying, I don't expect you to understand :)

    Salaam :D

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  6. mos def x Lupe ahhhhh this pic speaks a thousand words hope this result in a collab. seriously lupe other than jay z collab, you need to fucking step up your collab game WTF! want Nas, mos def, blu, kweli unless somehow you feel threatned but come on lupe damn! tired of your boring lame rappers featers they S U C K!

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  7. Him holding a bottle doesn't mean he drinks. Lol it's not open being poured into his mouth sooooo why trip? I once took a pic of myself holding a huge plate of pork chops, but I don't eat pork. Simmer down people. Plz :-)

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  8. Anyways tho, the last part about his son was cute :-)

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  9. @amouzou nikki jean, lupe fiasco and black thought... lame?
    i don't think so...

    but i do agree lupe x mos def would be killer

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  10. ^ haha you do realize its not his joint right? this proves my point again.

    last time i checked he only had one dope feature and that was on his debut album ft Jay z on pressure dope song. since then....its been super wack! somehow he only likes working with wack artists or his just taking his time cuz a collab with nas, blu, mos def would be killer... along somewhere down the line i heard blu is on his radar. "the only mc his scared of" damn i guess wouldnt see that collab happening anytime soon :/

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  11. ^haha you do realize its not his joint right? this proves my point again.

    last time i checked he only had one dope feature and that was on his debut album ft Jay z on pressure dope song. since then....its been super wack! somehow he only likes working with wack artists or his just taking his time cuz a collab with nas, blu, mos def would be killer... along somewhere down the line i heard blu is on his radar. "the only mc his scared of" damn i guess wouldnt see that collab happening anytime

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  12. for the concerned people:
    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/actor-recording-artist-mos-def-musician-robert-glasper-and-news-photo/109480841

    here is a better pic. Its cider. CALM THE HELL DOWN! lmao

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  13. Thank God it's just cider. Alcohol doesn't do anything but fucks with the mind. Lupe, is the voice of today need him to stay focus, I have much respect for this man. I would love for him to collab with Nas though.

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  14. It's cider. Lupe doesn't drink, the bottle just looks cooler. Lol I thought we already established this last time the issue came up. *shrugs*

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  15. Ok, get it he doesn't drink. Let it rest.

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  16. lol that's a bottle of sparkling apple cider

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  17. "The bottle just looks cooler"

    ??

    I don't like that mindset.. I'm with the first poster, don't even "pick that sh** up"

    You think the bottle looks cooler because of what it represents. Frivolousness and drinking

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  18. it's sparkling apple cider ppl...come on

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  19. i got a baggy of coke in my jeans pocket. but i aint gonna snort it.

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  20. Alcohol wine can be used as medicine tho .... for the heart.

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  21. ^That's why when Muslims are told in the Quran to not drink alcohol, it's also said that it may have some benefits and some harms, but the harms far outweigh the benefits. And everybody gotta agree with that!

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  22. poor misguided Lupe. I already had trouble accepting him worshipping false prophets and peculiar gods. Now he's consuming alcohol? I'll pray for him tonight. That he finally accepts Jesus Christ and cleanses his already tainted soul. The FOTP cover got my hopes up too high.


    Still, it's not too late for him :)

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  23. Lupe fans are a bunch of prunes. When's the last time y'all niggas got laid? OH NO HE IS HOLDING A BOTTLE

    fuck outta here you dummies and stop worrying about his lifestyle. even if he did drink, so the fuck what? He suppose to be a crab? he got the money, why not fuck hoes and get faded? nah b, you got no right to criticize him like your his racking parent. Bunch of hippy ass niggas

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  24. Some straight edge faggots up in this comment box.
    Guess what girls and boys, IF there's a celestial being more powerful than us HE or SHE certainly doesn't give a shit what the denizens of our particular planet poison our bodies with.

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  25. ^^^
    Ain't no ifs, fam. Princess Celestia forgives and loves everypony.


    real talk
    I fight phonies.

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  26. Lmao @ these comments! 1st off this is NOT the 1st time that he drinks this non-alcoholic apple cider, he's had other pics with this bottle & I even seen an interview with him holding 2 of those bottles lol & when the interviewer asked him about them he said "nah it's non-alcoholic, but we stunt like it is" lol So, Relax guys. Oh & yea Mos Def is Muslim 2 (but I'm sure u guys already knew that) but I don't know if he drinks or not, but really who cares thats b/w him & God : )

    P.s. Apple cider is my fav, it's so good!!!

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  27. "poor misguided Lupe. I already had trouble accepting him worshipping false prophets and peculiar gods. Now he's consuming alcohol? I'll pray for him tonight. That he finally accepts Jesus Christ and cleanses his already tainted soul"

    False Prophets? Peculiar gods? Consuming alcohol?
    That just goes to show how little u know about Islam.
    Islam forbids any type of consumption of alcohol, matter of fact, it's forbidden to even have anything to do w/ it.
    We love & accept Jesus..........as a Prophet just like all the other Prophets. Surely Lupe is not the 1 who is misguided, do some research & I'm saying this from the kindness of my heart & if u have any questions just ask : )

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  28. Haha I love the comments because there was an exact argument on like a halloween costume or something where he was wearing a robe with two "champagne" bottles in it.

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  29. @the anon saying ur praying for Lupe to become Christian: haha we got Lu AND Mos Def lol you can pray for all the other sucker rappers claiming to be Muslim.

    I'm just playing. Seriously though how are we arguing about the guy's beliefs?!! "To each his own."

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  30. Anyone actually gonna talk about the song or is this an alcohol blog?

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  31. I swear to goodness the comment section on this blog is THE WORST. Ya'll bitch, whine, and complain about EVERYTHING. IT'S FUCKING. APPLE. CIDER. This post is supposed to be about the song anyways, not the damn picture.

    Can't wait to hear this track. :)

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  32. awesome post… i wish more jazz artists would introduce their songs like this and give the listener more of an impression of where they’re coming from and how they put it all together. Can’t wait for Black Radio!

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  33. I'm glad two people already corrected that Anon who claims to be "Praying for poor misguided Lupe"

    ^^ What an idiot.

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  34. I think somethings are going too far on the post like Lupe isn't a responsible person.It's a free country I don't think his beliefs shoud of even came up he can believe in what he wants. Who are we to critisize or even jugde. I'm glad that Lupe have fans that care about his well being. The anon that said he should go screw hoes is the idiot bad influence. Let's why half of Americans come up with AIDS or HERPES condoms do break ok. It, just alot of us know what alcohol can lead up to. But we know now it's cider now hopefully. And I can't wait to the song comes out either.

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  35. why there a pic of YASIN BEY when track is with BILAL ?

    SOMEONE ANSWER ME PLEASE

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  36. i thought people has debated the cider thing many times already in the many previous posts..get over it people!!!

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  37. ^ yea I said the same thing lol, this is not the 1st time this discussion came....

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  38. ^ So what?

    New people are always coming here. And not everyone prowls these threads whenever something is posted.

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  39. ^ yea I know but it was a numerous amount of times, lol

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  40. ^

    "New people are always coming here. And not everyone prowls these threads whenever something is posted"

    lol

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  41. lol at the saps taking the dudes like the "christian" seriously.

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