2017 was the year of the collaborative albums: Offset and 21 Savage, Quavo and Travis Scott, Talib Kweli and Styles P, DJ Quik and Problem, and Fabolous and Jadakiss were among the many, many artists that got together for a full-length project.
We even got the long-lost T-Wayne album from T-Pain and Lil Wayne!
2018 looks to continue that trend, with eLZhi and Khrysis and DJ Premier and Royce 5’9″ already among the early drops/highlights. Now, August Greene formally introduce themselves with their self-titled debut LP.
Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins first came together for the Emmy-winning song “Letter To The Free,” for Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th. The three have now taken that working relationship further, dropping an 11-track album with led by the Brandy-guested first single “Optimistic” and “Black Kennedy.”
After releasing the album as an Amazon Music exclusive in March, August Greene is now out on all the major streaming platforms. Choose your favorite and take a listen below.
Common, Robert and Karriem also took to Late Night With Seth Meyers last night (May 10th) to perform “Black Kennedy.”