August Greene Imagine a “Black Kennedy” on New Song
August Greene, a musical super-trio comprised of Common, Grammy-winning pianist-producer Robert Glasper and drummer-producer Karriem Riggins, are in full effect on "Black Kennedy," a tranquil meditation on a utopian world guided by Black excellence. Or, in shorter terms, one led by a "Black Kennedy."
Featuring peaceful instrumentation that complements Common's down-home warmth and typically graceful wordplay, the new track combines all of what makes August Greene one of the interesting new collectives today. Of course, Chicago's finest wordsmith is in top form as he takes us on a smooth ride through the Windy City.
"Like the sun grow I roll through the jungle on a humble/Got compassion from my mother, streets from my uncle," Common spits, offering a perfectly succinct retracing of his ethical makeup.
"Black Kennedy" is the second single from August Greene's forthcoming eponymous debut album, which is due out on March 9. Their first was titled "Optimistic," and like their new song, it was a perfect display of group cohesion.
But, that's enough from us. Check out "Black Kennedy" for yourself just below.
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