Robert Glasper - Black Superhero ft. Killa Mike, BJ the Chicago Kid & Big K.R.I.T.

Robert Glasper - Black Superhero ft. Killa Mike, BJ the Chicago Kid & Big K.R.I.T.
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Grammy Award Winning Artist Robert Glasper premieres the official music video for his new single 'Black Superhero' featuring Killa Mike, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Big K.R.I.T. The video is directed by award-winning filmmaker Charlie Buhler, best known for her directorial debut, Before the Fire.

Shot in Los Angeles, the black and white video is a vibrant work of art. It sets the tone, mood, and atmosphere with stark contrasts emphasizing Robert Glasper's 'Black superhero-ness' of our communities, every ghetto, every block, every street corner.'

Glasper’s announced his forthcoming album 'Black Radio III', the third installment in Glasper’s Black Radio series. It follows 2012’s ‘Black Radio’ and 2013’s ‘Black Radio II’. The track 'Black Superhero' will appear on 'Black Radio III' on February 25th.  

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'I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Black Radio than by releasing Black Radio 3,” Glasper said in a statement. 'To debut, a live performance of 'Black Superhero' on The Tonight Show [Jan 17th For Martin Luther King Jr. Day ] with some of my own heroes is really special to me. Hopefully, it inspires more to come.'

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'Black Superhero’ is a visual love letter to the Black community. It’s an ode to our strength, vibrancy, and joy. We have struggled, and yet we are still here, and not only are we here, but we are so much more than the adversity heaped upon us. I am grateful to Robert and the team at Loma Vista for trusting me with such a powerful and important song, and everyone who came together to help bring the concept to life. It was a true labor of love.”  ~ Charlie Buhler

Robert Glasper 'Black Superhero' Lyrics

You know just, just the idea of how black people in this culture and society get framed. And how everything possible is actually designed to actually diminish what your true power. And so when you speak about the superhero-ness of our communities every ghetto, every block, every street corner. Really all of those men and women are divine. They're just living in a reality that tears them down and makes them feels as though they're not what they actually are. Cause they know it when they look in the mirror.

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