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Common’s August Greene Project Is A Blissful Middle-Aged Jazz-Rap Jam Session

If you wanted to argue that Common was a corny motherfucker -- an argument that you could make without stretching any bounds of credulity --…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2018 - 11:20 am

Deconstructing

2012 In Review: The Year In Instrumental Music

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman…
Colin St. John | December 25, 2012 - 8:00 am

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Watch August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, & Karriem Riggins) Cover “Livin’ On A Prayer”

Earlier this year, Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins formed the new supergroup trio August Greene and the rapper, pianist, and drummer released their first…
James Rettig | August 27, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Stream Common, Karriem Riggins, & Robert Glasper’s Debut August Greene Album

Last night, Common was at the Oscars, where he theatrically rapped his Best Original Song nominee "Stand Up For Something," and where he also appeared,…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2018 - 9:37 am

Watch August Greene Play Unreleased Songs At Tiny Desk Concert

Next month, we'll finally get to hear the self-titled debut from August Greene, the new supergroup trio that features Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins.
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2018 - 1:33 pm

August Greene – “Black Kennedy”

August Greene is the new supergroup trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem Riggins, all of whom have spent time at the…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2018 - 1:42 pm

August Greene – “Optimistic” (Feat. Brandy) Video

There's an intriguing new pan-genre supergroup out there in the world. August Greene is the trio of rapper Common, pianist Robert Glasper, and drummer Karriem…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 11:18 am

August Greene – “Optimistic” (Feat. Brandy)

Renowned hip-hop artist and actor Common, drummer Karriem Riggins, and pianist Robert Glasper are set to release their first album under the moniker August Greene…
Julia Gray | January 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Kaytranada – “Bus Ride” (Feat. Karriem Riggins)

The Montreal producer Kaytranada has been putting in serious work in recent years, collaborating with people like Katy B, Vic Mensa, and Freddie Gibbs. And…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2016 - 9:46 am

Kanye West – “30 Hours”

On Twitter, Kanye West claims that he'll release his new album The Life Of Pablo later today, that it's just being mastered now. The retail…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2016 - 11:07 am

Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Cinco Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix)”

Jazz drummer/hip-hop producer/occasional rapper Karriem Riggins released his 34 track album Alone/Together last year, and it is arguably one of the most memorable instrumental records
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 2, 2013 - 11:42 am

Madlib And Freddie Gibbs – “City” (Feat. Karriem Riggins)

The perma-blunted cratedigging producer Madlib and the virtuosic Indiana G-rapper Freddie Gibbs have previously linked for two excellent EPs -- check their collabs "Thuggin" and…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2013 - 10:54 am