No strangers to collaborating with one another, hip-hop vet Common, keyboard whiz Robert Glasper and master beathsmith Karriem Riggins are taking their musical relationship to new heights by forming a new trio.
The three are set to release a self-titled full-length record as August Greene on March 9 through Amazon Music. The LP is said to be “an invigorating hybrid R&B, hip-hop, and jazz,” exploring themes optimism and Black excellence.
The freshly formed trio have also released a debut single titled “Optimistic,” which also features vocals from Brandy. You can hear it in the player below.
Common last delivered Black America Again in 2016, which featured both Riggins and Glasper. Riggins released his Headnod Suite last year, while Glasper reimagined the work Miles Davis for Everything’s Beautiful in 2016.