Pianist and producer Robert Glasper has released a new mixtape, “Fuck Yo Feelings” to mark the start of his new residency at the Blue Note night club. The tape is a sprawling blend of styles, featuring an impressive list of guest artists including Yasiin Bey, Rapsody, YBN Cordae and the jazz legend Herbie Hancock. There’s a sparseness to a lot of the tracks here, as Glasper is happy to explore his musical ideas without unnecessary adornment or distraction, which invites close consideration of each subtle flourish and compositional element. There’s a lot going on, and listening to “Fuck Yo Feelings” feels like an education in the cutting edge of multiple genres.
Check it out on Spotify or your favourite streaming service.