Black Radio 2

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Black Radio 2
Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio 2.jpg
Studio album by Robert Glasper
Released October 29, 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Jazz, hip hop, R&B, soul
Label Blue Note Records
Producer Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper chronology
Black Radio
(2012)
Black Radio 2
(2013)
Covered
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Black Radio 2 is the sixth studio album by the American jazz pianist/R&B producer Robert Glasper (and the second with his Robert Glasper Experiment band), released on October 29, 2013 by Blue Note Records.[2] It is the follow-up to the Grammy Award winner Black Radio released in 2012.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Baby Tonight (Black Radio 2 Theme) / Mic Check 2"Robert Glasper, Casey Benjamin, Mark Colenburg, Derrick HodgeR. Glasper4:23
2."I Stand Alone" (featuring Common and Patrick Stump)R. Glasper, C. Benjamin, Lonnie Lynn, Jr, P. StumpR. Glasper4:54
3."What Are We Doing" (featuring Brandy)R. Glasper, Claude Kelly, B. NorwoodR. Glasper3:34
4."Calls" (featuring Jill Scott)R. Glasper, Jill ScottR. Glasper5:42
5."Worries" (featuring Dwele)R. Glasper, M. Colenburg, Paul Morton Jr.R. Glasper3:37
6."Trust" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)R. Glasper, M. AmbrosiusR. Glasper7:30
7."Yet To Find" (featuring Anthony Hamilton)R. Glasper, Andrea MartinR. Glasper4:40
8."You Own Me" (featuring Faith Evans)R. Glasper, Muhammad Ayers, Artia LockettR. Glasper4:25
9."Let It Ride" (featuring Norah Jones)R. Glasper, Muhsinah Abdul-KarimR. Glasper, Eli Wolf7:08
10."Persevere" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco and Luke James)R. Glasper, Anu~Sun, Calvin Broadus, Jr., Wasalu Jaco, Luke BoydR. Glasper, Terrace Martin4:35
11."Somebody Else" (featuring Emeli Sandé)R. Glasper, Adele GouraguineR. Glasper3:43
12."Jesus Children of America" (featuring Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner)Stevie WonderR. Glasper5:29
Total length:59:40

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from Allmusic.[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 186
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[7] 22
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[8]
[9]
87
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 86
US Billboard 200[11] 16
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 3
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[13] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Black Radio 2 – Robert Glasper Experiment : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "ROBERT GLASPER ANNOUNCES DELUXE EDITION OF "BLACK RADIO 2" & iTUNES PRE-ORDER: News : Blue Note Records". Blue Note Records. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  3. ^ Chinen, Nate (August 1, 2013). "Robert Glasper Releasing Sequel to Grammy-Winning 'Black Radio'". The New York Times. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "Black Radio Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "iTunes – ミュージック – ロバート・グラスパー・エクスペリメント「Black Radio 2 (Deluxe Version)」". Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT – Black Radio 2". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2013-11-11" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  8. ^ "South Korea Gaon Album Chart". On the page, select "2013-11-09" to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  10. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Robert Glasper Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "Robert Glasper Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  13. ^ "Robert Glasper Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2013.