Song of the Day: Robert Glasper, D Smoke, Tiffany Gouché – Shine
Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Robert Glasper has released his new single today, Shine featuring D Smoke and Tiffany Gouché.
This release is his first since a strong 2021 Grammy showing, nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album and taking home Best R&B Song for Better Than I Imagined featuring H.E.R. With lyrics that express gratitude and evoke a rise-up spirit, Shine arrives as yet another glimpse into Glasper’s highly anticipated third installment to the Black Radio album series. Black Radio 3, much like both of its predecessors, is a cultural moment that celebrates black love and resilience.
About the collaboration, Robert says: I was so happy to collaborate with D Smoke on this song. He's definitely one of the leading voices in today’s new generation of hip hop. He has his feet planted in the soil of real music and comes from a family of amazing musicians and artists. That being said, also shout out to Tiffany Gouché, his cousin who’s on the song as well. We want to see everybody shine.
Listen to Robert Glasper, D Smoke, Tiffany Gouchénew single Shine, from the third part of his Black Radio series:
As a precursor to the upcoming album, from October 1 - November 7, Glasper is returning to the world-famous Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC for his third fall residency and another unprecedented run, performing 66 shows across 33 nights. In 2018, Glasper became just the 4th musician to hold a month-long residency at Blue Note, joining a shortlist that includes jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea and Chris Botti. The residency, highlighted in the New York Times, proclaims that Glasper is “probably the most prominent jazz musician of his generation” and is frequented by unannounced special guests such as Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, Chris Rock, Questlove, Jill Scott, Common, Talib Kweli and Yebba.
Shine is out now on Loma Vista Recordings and full album is expected to come out in early 2022.
Watch the video below ofRobert Glasper, D Smoke, Tiffany Gouchénew single Shine, from the third part of his Black Radio series:
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Matthew Halsall - Harmony with Nature - Live at Hallé St Peter's
Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O - Umkhumbi kaMa
Web Web, Max Herre, Mulatu Astatke - Meskel Flowers - Alternate Version
Nicholas Payton - Hangin' in and Jivin'
Sercan Debelec, Fırat Ağacık, The Kankas - Draco
BADBADNOTGOOD, Arthur Verocai - Love Proceeding
Robert Glasper, D Smoke, Tiffany Gouché - Shine
Poppy Ajudha - Change Your Mind
Substantial, Funky DL - Gift Raps 2.0 - Instrumental
Makaya McCraven - Sunset
Nubya Garcia - Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be - Nala Sinephro Remix
Potatohead People - Bonzai View
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Marcos Valle - Gotta Love Again - Kaidi Tatham Remix
Chelsea Carmichael - Bone And Soil
Ill Considered - The Lurch
Tenderlonious - Song for My Mother
Robert Walter, Jake Najor - Wet from the Press
The Bamboos - Bad Line - Deluxe Edition Bonus Track
Izo FitzRoy - Thelma & Louise (We're Not Looking Back)