August Greene

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August Greene
OriginUnited States
Years active2018–present
LabelsAugust Greene, LLC
Robert Glasper
Karriem Riggins

August Greene is an American supergroup. The brainchild of rapper Common, and producers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, it was formed in 2018 after sharing the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their song "Letter to the Free", which was part of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary 13th (2016).

The trio made their live debut on January 26, 2018 at New York’s Highline Ballroom as part of Glasper’s sixth annual Grammy Awards party, and released a joint album on March 9 through Amazon Music.[1][2] The album was preceded by the single "Optimistic", a Sounds of Blackness cover featuring singer Brandy.[3]

On February 21, 2018, August Greene performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.[4]



  • August Greene (2018)


Year Single Album
2018 "Optimistic" (featuring Brandy) August Greene
2018 "Black Kennedy" August Greene

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  1. ^ "BRIC Announces Common Will Open 40th BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival". Broadway World. February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Maher, Natalie. "Common Teams Up With Longtime Producers to Form Supergroup August Greene: Listen to 'Optimistic' Single". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  3. ^ Kaye, Ben. "Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins form August Greene". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  4. ^ "Tiny Desk: August Greene". NPR. Feb 21, 2018.