Robert Glasper last week teased his newest project, Fuck Yo Feelings, and today shares the October 3rd release date (Loma Vista Recordings) in anticipation of his upcoming month-long residency at the Blue Note in New York. Fuck Yo Feelings is the result of a 2-day session in which Glasper invited musician friends to stop by the studio and organically create together, the final result being this mixtape which sonically documents the lost art of improv and on the spot collaborations that can only come from authentic relationships and true artistry. Glasper’s sound can hardly be defined but is built on his unique blend of jazz, Hip-Hop, and neo-soul. Fuck Yo Feelings is an inspired update in that lineage, blending the personalities of himself and his collaborators that include a top-tier range of standout artists across different scenes that only Glasper could put in the same room -Yasiin Bey, Herbie Hancock, Andra Day, YBN Cordae, Terrace Martin, Baby Rose, Bilal, Buddy, Denzel Curry, Mick Jenicks, SiR, Rapsody and more. The mixtape will also mark the first time Glasper has re-united and recorded with Chris Dave (featured in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Drummers of all Time”) and Derrick Hodge (bass) in nearly ten years since 2012’s Black Radio, Glasper’s unanimously celebrated album that took home the Grammy Award for Best R&B album in 2013.
Fuck Yo Feelings marks Glasper’s first release of original music under his own name since ArtScience, the Robert Glasper Experiment’s 2016 album, and his debut project on Loma Vista Recordings. Glasper has not only been a member of other supergroups, including August Greene (with Common and Karriem Riggins) and R+R=NOW ( with (Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, Justin Tyson), but has also played a major role in some of the most important releases of the century, contributing most notably with a major hand in Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly and most recently to Brittany Howard’s Jaime, with a laundry list in between that reads like a wish list for most artists.
Watch Robert Glasper’s Fuck Yo Feelings mini-documentary.
ROBERT GLASPER DATES AT THE BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB
Oct 3 – Oct 6 Robert Glasper Trio feat. Yasiin Bey
Oct 8 – Oct 9 Robert Glasper Acoustic Trio feat. Vincente Archer & Damion Reid
Oct 10 – Robert Glasper Acoustic Trio feat. Vincente Archer & Justin Tyson
Oct 11 – Oct 13Robert Glasper Trio feat. Vincente Archer & Damion Reid
Oct 15 – Oct 16 Robert Glasper & Esperanza Spalding with Justin Tyson
Oct 17 – Oct 20 Robert Glasper: Stevie Wonder Tribute feat. Luke James
Oct 22 – Oct 23 Robert Glasper Tribute to Roy Hargrove
Oct 24 – Oct 27 Robert Glasper: J Dilla Tribute feat. T3 of Slum Village & More
Oct 29 – Nov 3 The Original Robert Glasper Experiment