Three years after the release of Robert Glasper‘s previous full-length ArtScience, the acclaimed, multi-discipline sound architect is serving up a new project known as F*ck Yo Feelings. Comprised of 19 new tracks, Glasper’s F*ck Yo Feelings tape pairs his forward-thinking compositions and grooves with the vocal arrangements and flows of Yasiin Bey, Denzel Curry, Mick Jenkins, YBN Cordae, Buddy, Rapsody, Bilal, SiR and others. Additionally, immensely-talented and well-respected musicians like Herbie Hancock and Terrace Martin also lend their abilities to the sonic foundations of Glasper’s latest project, ensuring that F*ck Yo Feelings was put together with the highest of standards in mind.
“As far as having Herbie fall through the session unannounced, it was unexpected but at the same time expected because Herbie has been dropping by different shows I’ve had,” Glasper shares with us, opening up about his recent studio sessions with the legendary Herbie Hancock. “Within the last two years, he’s been popping up at my shows. He even popped up at my birthday party, so it was really cool that he came to this recording. I think Terrace Martin told him I was doing it and Herbie fell through, so it’s always an amazing experience when your favorite pops up on your sessions or at your show for sure.”
“I would say that’s the collaborator [Herbie Hancock] that surprised me the most because it was literally a surprise,” Glasper adds, revealing the F*ck Yo Feelings contributor provided him with the strongest element of surprise. “That was really dope.”
To support his new project, Glasper has also scheduled a monthlong residency at New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club. That lengthy run will reportedly feature several different groupings of performers and provide concertgoers with a wide variety of themes, including J Dilla tribute shows.
“As far as the Blue Note residency, I’m honored and it’s amazing that they gave me the space and freedom to have their establishment for five weeks and pretty much do what I want and tap into all the colors of the musical spectrum that I dwell in,” Glasper tells us, discussing his forthcoming performance series. “The trust that they give me to do so is amazing and I’m grateful for it. It was awesome last year and I’m looking forward to it this year. The greatest thing I’m looking forward to is the stuff that’s unexpected because there were so many people that dropped by and performed with me last year, so I’m looking forward to those surprises as well.”
You can stream Robert Glasper’s new F*ck Yo Feelings project below, and take a look at its corresponding mini-documentary above.