TrackBlasters Radio: 16.05.18

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August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins) Talk New Album, Kanye West & Freestyle [Video]

Making their debut back in January, musical legends Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper align to form August Greene.

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August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins) – August Greene [Album Stream]

Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins’ “August Greene” project is now availbale on all the major streaming platforms.

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August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins) – August Greene [Album Stream]

The trio of Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins release their self-titled debut album “August Greene” a few days early.

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August Greene – Black Kennedy [Audio]

Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins return as August Greene with a new record called “Black Kennedy”.

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August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins) feat. Brandy – Optimistic [Audio]

Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins are August Greene.

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Karriem Riggins – Bahia Dreamin’ [Video]

This is taken from Karriem Riggins’ “Headnod Suite” album, available here.

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Karriem Riggins – Headnod Suite [Album Stream]

Karriem Riggins drops off his new album, “Headnod Suite”. Stream the 29-track offering below and cop it digitally and on vinyl via Stones Throw.

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Karriem Riggins – 4Es’J & Oddness [Audio]

“4Es’J & Oddness” is taken from Karriem Riggins’ upcoming album “Headnod Suite”, due out 2/24 via Stones Throw Records. Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. “You don’t have to put yourself in a box…there’s so many different ways to go,” Riggins says. A student of late jazz bassist Ray Brown, he tours with another Brown protégé, Grammy Award winner Diana Krall. In 2011, he collaborated with former Beatle Paul McCartney in concert and on Kisses on the Bottom, McCartney’s first studio release in five years. Names of some of the jazz artists he’s backed reads like the genre’s hall of fame – Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd and Ron Carter.

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Kaytranada feat. Karriem Riggins – Bus Ride [Audio]

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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat. Karriem Riggins – City [Audio]

Gary, Indiana, rapper Freddie Gibbs and Southern California MC Madlib might seem like a weird pairing, but the rugged MC and offbeat producer and rapper have collaborated for years, releasing two EPs together and combining Gibbs’ raw street sense and gifted technical abilities with Madlib’s quirky, adventurous production. They’re currently putting the finishing touches on their collaborative album Piñata, expected later this year, and in the meantime, they’re putting out their track “City” featuring Karriem Riggins as part of Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series. via Rolling Stone

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