Flashback Friday: Robert Glasper Experiment and Little Brother

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some soul food this Friday. Check what we’ve got on the menu.

black radio

Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio (2102)

Listening to Kendrick Lamar’s new album got me in the mood for Black Radio, Robert Glasper’s beautiful mood-setter. This album seemingly dropped out of nowhere, reinvigorating the R&B scene with a touch of vintage soul. Don’t complain that R&B is dead, the Robert Glasper Experiment has been keeping it alive for years.

Also check out:

“Afro Blue,” featuring Erykah Badu

“Ah Yeah,” featuring Chrisette Michele and Musiq Soulchild

the minstrel show

Little Brother, The Minstrel Show (2003)

Ah, The Minstrel Show. If you weren’t in tune to the hip-hop world in the mid-00s, you probably missed out on this controversy. An editor at once-heralded Source magazine stepped down after boss (and reality-show leech) Benzino lowered his original score for this album — a 4.5 — to a 4. I’d be pissed too, this album was a near-classic, thanks to Phonte’s masterful lyrics, Big Pooh’s energy and 9th Wonder’s production. Benzino sucks but this album doesn’t.

Also check out:

“Slow It Down”

“Beautiful Morning”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.

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