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Robert Glasper Teams With Killer Mike, Big K.R.I.T. for New Song ‘Black Superhero’

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Robert Glasper has assembled an all-star crew of collaborators for the pianist’s upcoming new album Black Radio III, the third volume in a series of LPs Glasper began 10 years ago with 2012’s Grammy-winning Black Radio.

Ahead of Black Radio III’s Feb. 25 release, Glasper has shared the new single “Black Superhero,” featuring Killer Mike, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Big K.R.I.T. The track was accompanied by a black-and-white video featuring real-life heroes in the Los Angeles community.

The album — available to preorder now — also boasts appearances by Q-Tip and Esperanza Spalding (“Why We Speak”), H.E.R. + Meshell Ndegeocello (“Better Than I Imagined,” which won the 2021 Grammy for Best R&B Song), Jennifer Hudson, Ty Dolla $ign, Yebba, De La Soul’s Posdnuos, Ant Clemons, Common, Lalah Hathaway, and more many.

The prolific Glasper last released Dinner Party — a collaboration with Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, and 9th Wonder — in 2020. The pianist will next lead a special Martin Luther King Day performance on the Tonight Show on Jan. 17th alongside Rapsody, BJ the Chicago Kid, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Amir Sulaiman and the Roots.

Black Radio III Tracklist

1. In Tune ft. Amir Sulaiman


2. Black Superhero ft. Killer Mike + BJ The Chicago Kid + Big K.R.I.T.


3. Shine ft. D Smoke + Tiffany Gouché


4. Why We Speak ft. Q-Tip + Esperanza Spalding


5. Over ft. Yebba


6. Better Than I Imagined ft. H.E.R. + Meshell Ndegeocello


7. Everybody Wants To Rule the World ft. Lalah Hathaway + Common


8. Everybody Love ft. Musiq Soulchild + Posdnuos


9. It Don’t Matter ft. Gregory Porter + Ledisi


10. Heaven’s Here ft. Ant Clemons


11. Out of My Hands ft Jennifer Hudson


12. Forever ft. PJ Morton + India.Arie


13. Bright Lights (with Ty Dolla $ign)

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Saba Announces ‘Few Good Things: The Short Film’ Digital Streaming Event

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Saba will present Few Good Things: The Short Film on Monday, January 31st and Tuesday, February 1st in support of his highly anticipated Few Good Things album, which will be released on February 4th. The international premiere will be broadcast live on Moment House, a premium social live media platform, and will be followed by a discussion between Saba and film director C.T. Robert, led by Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins.

Saba’s moment will air on Moment House on Monday, January 31st and Tuesday, February 1st and will be broadcast across North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa. Please consult the table below for live stream dates and timings by territory, as well as other information on Moment House’s website.

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“The concept of ‘Few Good Things’ is the realization of self after a search for exterior fulfillment,” said Saba“It is the satisfaction and completeness you gain by simply living a life that is yours. Few is a small number, but few is not lonely. In the face of all adversity, a few good things is recognizing and accepting blessings. Few is to count them, one by one – an empty glass is full of air, an empty bank is full of lessons., and an empty heart is full of memories. Few good things is to grow comfortable with the empty, and despite that, finding your fullness.”

Film director C.T. Robert adds, “As a storyteller, I’ve always been drawn to stories that attempt to identify what makes us who we are. The ones that ask questions like: ‘What does having everything you need really look like?’ ‘Is it sitting at a dinner table with your loved ones?’ ‘Is it waking up next to the woman you love?’ ‘Is it having cherished memories for all of those you care for, those still in the physical and those who passed on?’”

Tickets for the short film can be purchased here.

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Elvis Costello Delivers Energetic Performance of ‘Farewell, OK’ on ‘Colbert’

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Elvis Costello and the Imposters took to the stage on Friday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to give a rousing performance of “Farewell, OK,” the lead track from the group’s latest album, The Boy Named If.

The song tells the story of a relationship gone off the rails, with one party wondering how things might have gone differently. “Ran my hand in the rhythm along the ballroom wall,” Costello sings. “Felt the rumble of the bass through the entrance hall/ And the door flung open to a mascara cry/ I can’t shake the sound of ‘How could you or why?’”

“Like a lot of good rock and roll songs this began with a drummer down in a basement and a singer howling outside the backdoor,” Costello said in a statement about the track. “It’s a blurred gaze, a drink too much, an accidental punch and a kiss goodnight all in the tumult of a dancehall.”

The My Aim is True rocker also surprised the audience with a rendition of his classic hit, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.” The song, which appeared on Costello’s 1979 LP Armed Forces, was originally written by English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe.

The Boy Named If dropped earlier this month. In an interview about the album for Rolling Stone’s Last Word column, Costello shared what still attracts him to writing rock music after nearly five decades in the business.

“I don’t like much rock music. I like rock & roll,” the 67-year-old said. “I think if you lose the roll part, a lot of the fun goes out of it.”

Costello is set to hit the road this summer in support of The Boy Named If with a short UK tour. Most information about the shows can be found on Costello’s website.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Involved in Multi-Car Accident

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car crash on Friday, Jan. 21, his rep confirmed to NBC News.

Per TMZ, the former governor of California was driving his SUV in Los Angeles when he allegedly collided with a red Prius around 5 p.m. The outlet published photos of Schwarzenegger, 74, on the scene of a crash.

A spokesperson for the LAPD told E! News that officers responded to a four-vehicle crash on Sunset Blvd, after one vehicle “landed” on top of another. One woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital with “minor abrasions,” per the spokesperson, who added that her injuries are not life threatening.

Police did not confirm the identities of the people involved in the accident.

The actor’s rep told NBC News, “His main concern is for the woman from the other vehicle.”

E! News reached out to Schwarzenegger’s rep for comment but has not heard back. Per TMZ, Schwarzenegger is OK.

The Terminator star shares four children (Katherine, Patrick, Christopher and Christina) with ex Maria Shriver and son Joseph Baena with his former housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena.

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Earlier this week, Joseph spoke on the Unwaxed podcast about his relationship with his dad. 

“I’m so close to my dad and we joke about everything,” he shared. “He always wants to hear about the drama. He’s like, ‘Tell me everything! Tell me the drama. Tell me about these girls.'”

But Joseph noted, “I also have to point out that with my relationship with my dad, it took a little while for me and him to get really close and just joke around with him and talk about anything.”

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