R+R = NOW

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R+R = NOW is a collective, brought together by Robert Glasper as a genre-smashing outfit that speaks out not as much in a protest mode, but more about expressing resiliency and hope. Each member is a player, composer, and producer on their own, so they are individually visionary. Combining them makes for album with many sections and styles, not to mention the influences of fusion jazz, R&B, hip-hop, trip-hop, rap, electronica and spoken word. Glasper is on keys, Terrace Martin plays synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott Tunde Adjuah is on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and newcomer Justin Tyson on drums. Vocal contributions come from neo soul artist Goapele.

”R+R stands for ‘Reflect’ and ‘Respond’,” says Glasper. The idea came to him via Nina Simone while he was co-producing Nina Revisited, a companion album to the 2015 film What Happened, Miss Simone? Facing backlash
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RnB 2018

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