What a great news to start the year… Chicago lyricist Common, genius composer Robert Glasper and the master of drums Karriem Riggins just announced that they are officially forming a band under the “August Greene” moniker. The first single is a splendid throwback to the classic “Optimistic” song by Sounds Of Blackness. To make things even better, they have the sultry voice of the legendary R&B singer “Brandy” for the bulk of the track. Let’s hope a full album is coming soon!
Watch the crew in action on this beautiful tiny desk concert from 2016 live at the White House: