Four-time Grammy winner Robert Glasper has reissued his 2022 album, Black Radio III, with a deluxe edition.
Black Radio III (Supreme Edition), divided into two discs, features the 13 tracks that appeared on the standard version released in February.
It includes nine additional tracks on side two, including the recently shared “Therapy pt. 2” featuring the late Mac Miller.
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Glasper shared how the idea of the song came to life. “I was in another studio session and he called me one night like, ‘What are you doing?’ And I said, ‘Actually man, I’m in the studio.’ He said, ‘Man, I’m in the lab too… I need to be inspired. Send me something!’ I was like, ‘Word, ok,’ so I just sent him the track I was working on and he literally sent that joint back in like 45 minutes to an hour.”
He added, “The whole song was done in 45 minutes to an hour. He was always like that, he always wanted to work. Few times he came and sat in with me, some of my shows, always talking about music. He just really lived off music. Music was literally his air. Gonna miss that dude.”
Additional new original songs on the album include “My Queen” featuring Luke James, “Voyage to Atlantis” with Bilal and Alex Isley, and the Emily King-assisted “Invitation,” to name a few.
Estelle also appears on the new version, while India.Arie, PJ Morton and BJ The Chicago Kid, who made the star-studded tracklist of the original version, make a recurring appearance on disc two.
One song that does not appear on Black Radio III (Supreme Edition) is the Masego-featured “All Masks,” which led its campaign.
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Other artists featured on Black Radio III include Jennifer Hudson, Musiq Soulchild, Lalah Hathaway, Tiffany Gouché, D Smoke, Ant Clemons, Gregory Porter and many more. The album features the Grammy-winning tune “Better Than I Imagined” featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello.
Glasper is currently supporting Black Radio III and its expanded edition at New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club for his Robtober residency. His multi-date itinerary consists of 48 shows in 24 nights. The residency concludes Nov. 5. Tickets can be purchased here.
Listen to Robert Glasper’s Black Radio III (Supreme Edition) below.