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Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Form Group, Drop "Optimistic" Ft. Brandy

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Optimistic

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Common, Karriem Riggins & Robert Glasper form August Greene.


We haven't got new music from Common in a good minute. His last release was 2016's Black America Again and followed that with a remix of the project's title track featuring Pusha T and Gucci Mane. Over a little bit a year later and Common introduces his new side project with Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper as "August Greene." Today, they release their first effort as a group with "Optimistic" featuring Brandy.

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August Greene deliver an incredible rendition of Sounds Of Blackness' single "Optimistic" except they bring Brandy along for it. With Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins on board, there's a strong jazz influence that meets 90's R&B on the song. Brandy's contributions compliment Glasper and Riggins work on the production. Common comes through with a short but uplifting verse later on the song. It's an incredible rendition and a promising glimpse to what August Greene has for their future endeavors.

Quotable Lyrics
Livin in the glory of the story of a warrior
Victoria to Maury love
From how poor we was to euphoria
Kick in the door because we think Notorious

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