Okay, I ‘ll admit it. I just found out about this guy by reading an article on-line on NPR today.
Robert Glasper is a traditional jazz pianist from Houston who has teamed up with a variety of r & b, hip-hop, jazz and rock musicians to create The Robert Glasper Experiment. His new album, Black Radio, that includes collaborations with Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Lupe Fiasco, and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) is coming out on February 28th.
Here is a cut from the album, Afro Blue, which features Erykah Badu.