August Greene, the new group comprising Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins debuted their first video today. “Optimistic” was originally recorded by The Sounds Of Blackness and they have given it their treatment with Brandy. The video takes place in Mississippi and it honors some of the people who have contributed to their communities through activism and the mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. August Greene’s debut album comes out March 9th.
Daily Archives: February 7, 2018
Nas shares his love of Black music in a video for Google’s Black History Month celebration. He recants the history of music in his household starting with his father jazz musician Olu Dara. Sarah Vaughn and Slick Rick were equally important in his appreciation of great storytellers. The rap legend also wrote a letter detailing his experiences that can be read in full here.