As if Robert Glasper and Erykah Badu‘s “Afro Blue” wasn’t sensual enough, former Little Brother groupmates (but still mean collaborators) 9th Wonder and Phonte seep in an extra dose of soul to Glasper’s Black Radio cut. Putting that expert craft to use, 9th remoulds the tempo and implements a more hip-hop rhythm, which Phonte duly utilizes to soundtrack another heartfelt verse. Ms. Badu’s croons continue to swan around the soundscape.
This new “Afro Blue” version is the first of six remixes off The Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio Recovered Remix EP, which features further input from the likes of Pete Rock, ?uestlove and Black Milk. The remaining five tracks will arrive online over this next week. [Okayplayer]