Robert Glasper, anything, is pretty much a must-see and for a preview to his and the Trio’s upcoming project, Covered, he and his band mates hit the legendary Capitol Records in L.A. for their cover of Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst”.
It’s an instantly recognizable song due to its melody so this was a success with the subtle live touches Glasper and the Trio put down. It did really make me want to hear Aiko herself sing over this version. I’m sure that’ll happen someday, though.
Quick Chicago connection: Glasper reppin’ the classic Enstrumental Rap – Lies = Hip Hop tee.
And finally, here’s the intriguing tracklist to Covered, dropping June 16th.
2. I Don’t Even Care (Robert Glasper/Macy Gray/Jean Grae)
3. Reckoner (Radiohead)
4. Barangrill (Joni Mitchell)
5. In Case You Forgot (Robert Glasper)
6. So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild)
7. The Worst (Jhené Aiko)
8. Good Morning (John Legend)
9. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
10. Levels (Bilal)
11. Got Over feat. Harry Belafonte (Robert Glasper/Harry Belafonte)
12. I’m Dying of Thirst (Kendrick Lamar)
Enstrumental Clothing makes its glorious return with their latest short film “The Giants Built The Pyramds”, an epic spoken word piece by Ayinde Cartman. More on the installment below.
During the last 4,500 years, the pyramids have drawn every kind of admiration and interest, ranging in ancient times from religious worship to grave robbery, and, in the modern era, from New-Age claims for healing “pyramid power” to pseudoscientific searches by “fanatic archaeologists” seeking hidden chambers or signs of alien visitations to Earth. Egyptologists and historians have long debated the question of who built the pyramids, and how. As feats of engineering or testaments to the decades-long labor of tens of thousands, they have awed even the most sober observers. The question of who labored to build them, and why, has long been part of their fascination …
Our answer to this age-old question: “Giants Built The Pyramids.”
While this notion would be hard to prove with firm, factual evidence, the primary reasoning/concept behind this phraseology is to pay homage/respect to the works/creations of those who came before us, and to creatively praise the evident power, science, and knowledge that modern homo sapiens (even years later) have not even come close to “stepping into to.”