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  1. Supergroup August Greene serve up artisan-level soundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | 24 Hours

    Oscar-winning rapper-actor Common, Grammy-winning pianist-producer Robert Glasper and masterful drummer-producer Karriem Riggins make up the collective, so it's no surprise that their self-titled debut is an enjoyable listen. . The 11-track album is artisan-level hip-hop with a heart of jazz.

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  2. Craig Mack's History on the Billboard ChartsRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2018 | Billboard

    As previously reported , Craig Mack died Monday at age 46 of heart failure in South Carolina. The rapper made Billboard chart inroads in the 1990s as a breakout star on Puff Daddy 's Bad Boy Entertainment label, specifically thanks to the smash hit "Flava in Ya Ear."

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  3. August Greene's Self-Titled Amazon Original Album is out March 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | Weekend

    ... been praised by NY Times [5], Pitchfork [6], XXL [7], Stereogum [8], and NPR Music [9], who said of the Sounds of Blackness cover "[Brandy's] voice has aged like the finest of wines, layering harmonies all over Glasper's signature keys and Riggin's ...

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  4. Stream Common, Karriem Riggins, & Robert Glasper's Debut August Greene AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | Stereogum

    ... move in fascinating ways. We've already posted a couple of August Greene tracks: Their version of the Sounds Of Blackness oldie " Optimistic ," which features a smoothly masterful Brandy, and the utopian original " Black Kennedy ." And right now, ...

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  5. First Listen: August Greene, 'August Greene'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | National Public Radio

    "As we go into the well of the black pool of genius," Common intones during the opening bars of August Greene . It's a fitting incantation for a time in which black culture increasingly defines America's pop consciousness, even as black people are defiled by the sociopolitical will of a restless nation.

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  6. Watch 'Black-Ish' Star Miles Brown Share Some Black Boy Joy By...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | Essence Magazine

    Brown shared a video of himself and his father on Instagram jamming to Kendrick Lamar song "Paramedic," off the soundtrack of the blockbuster Ryan Coogler-directed film. This isn't the first time the father-son duo busted a move or two and made our hearts happy.

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  7. August Green performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 12, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR).Read the original story

    Feb 21, 2018 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    August Greene, the collaborative effort of Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, was born at the White House in 2016 during a special Tiny Desk concert . It was during that unprecedented performance that the then-untitled ensemble premiered the powerful "Letter to the Free," an original song for Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary 13 th that eventually won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

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  8. Watch August Greene Play Unreleased Songs At Tiny Desk ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | Stereogum

    ... with singers Brandy, Andra Day, and Maimouna Youssef. Brandy sat in on the group's cover of the Sounds Of Blackness oldie " Optimistic ," while Day sang her part from "Stand Up For Something," her Oscar-nominated Common collab from the movie ...

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  9. August Greene: Tiny Desk ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2017 | National Public Radio

    August Greene, the collaborative effort of Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, was born at the White House in 2016 during a special Tiny Desk concert . It was during that unprecedented performance that the then-untitled ensemble premiered the powerful "Letter to the Free," an original song for Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary 13 th that eventually won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

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  10. Common's Super-Trio August Greene Releases Smooth Track 'Black Kennedy': ListenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Billboard

    August Greene is the new supergroup trio of rapper Common , pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins, all of whom have spent time at the places where jazz and rap intersect. They'll release their self-titled debut album next month, and we've already posted their version of the Sounds Of Blackness song " Optimistic ."

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  11. Common-Led Supergroup Touch on Family, Power on New Song 'Black Kennedy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | RollingStone

    August Greene, a new supergroup featuring Common, pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins, released a meditative new song, "Black Kennedy." "Black Kennedy" finds Glasper playing starry piano progressions over a Riggins drumbeat that seems to lurch and skip without ever slipping.

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  12. August Greene, Comprised of Common, Robert Glasper, & Karriem...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... was praised by NY Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, Stereogum, and NPR Music, who said of the Sounds of Blackness cover "[Brandy's] voice has aged like the finest of wines, layering harmonies all over Glasper's signature keys and Riggin's rapid ...

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  13. August Greene - "Black Kennedy"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | Stereogum

    August Greene is the new supergroup trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins, all of whom have spent time at the places where jazz and rap intersect. They'll release their self-titled debut album next month, and we've already posted their version of the Sounds Of Blackness song " Optimistic ."

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  14. Common part of new supergroup August Greene, playing BRIC Celebrate...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | Brooklynvegan

    ... self-titled debut album will be released March 9 exclusively on Amazon .They've released a cover of The Sounds of Blackness' 1991 song "Optimistic" which features Brandy . You can watch the video for that below.

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  15. Supergroup August Greene Show Us How to be 'Optimistic' in New Video, Feat. BrandyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Billboard

    ... Greene's music is an invigorating fusion of R&B, hip-hop and jazz. This song is a new cover of the Sounds of Blackness song "Optimistic," released in 1991. The trio won an Emmy last year for outstanding original music and lyrics for their song ...

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  16. August Greene - "Optimistic" (Feat. Brandy) VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | Stereogum

    There's an intriguing new pan-genre supergroup out there in the world. August Greene is the trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins, and their self-titled debut is coming next month.

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  17. Snoop Dogg Announces New Gospel Album 'Bible of Love'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | The Spirit of Rock CHOM

    Last year, Snoop Dogg teased the idea of creating a gospel album. Now, Snoop Dogg has confirmed that the idea is becoming a reality.

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  18. Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins Unveil New Band, Song With BrandyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | RollingStone

    Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins debuted their new band, August Greene, with a cover of Sounds of Blackness' "Optimistic," featuring Brandy. Common  teamed with pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins to form a new band, August Greene.

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  19. Songs We Love: August Greene, 'Optimistic (Feat. Brandy)'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | National Public Radio

    Robert Glasper, Common and Karriem Riggins will release their debut album as August Greene this March. B+/Courtesy of the artist hide caption Looking back on Common 's gripping Tiny Desk performance at the White House in 2016, I recall a couple of prophetic moments.

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  20. Free Super Bowl concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2017 | TwinCities

    A series of Prince associates - including the Revolution, New Power Generation and Morris Day and the Time- will join a host of mostly Minnesotan musicians to perform free outdoor concerts from Jan. 26 through the day of the Super Bowl, Feb. 4, on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The Super Bowl Host Committee hired producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to oversee the series and the pair announced the artists, but not all the specific dates they will be playing, on Friday.

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