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Album of the Week: Black Radio III by Robert Glasper

Ever a creator and explorer, Robert Glasper released the original Black Radio ten years ago, one of the first albums combining hip hop and jazz. Thinking it would be an underground release to a limited audience, that album instead went mainstream, going on to win a Grammy for Best R&B album.

Since that time, the combination of hip hop and jazz has transitioned into a natural pairing in the industry.

An instrumentalist, Glasper defers much of the lead in Black Radio III to vocals from guests like Esperanza Spalding, Killer Mike, H.E.R., Common, India.Arie and others.

Listen to KAXE/KBXE this next week to hear more from our Album of the Week, Black Radio III.

The music director at KAXE since 2014, Kari (pronounced Car-ee) Hedlund reviews music on the daily. She also hosts New Music every Wednesday (2 and 10 p.m.) and Sunday (noon), along with the KAXE Morning Show on Thursdays.