R+R+Now - Collagically Speaking
R + R = Now is a collective of like-minded boundary-breakers featuring Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin and Justin Tyson. The “R+R” in the band’s name stands for Reflect and Respond, and was inspired by Nina Simone who said an artist's duty is to reflect the times. With Collagically Speaking the band presents an urgent musical hybrid that is distinctly of the now. As Glasper says, R + R = Now tells “our story from our point of view... It’s a very honest, fluid sound thatrings of hip-hop, EDM, jazz, at times – hell – reggae... a bunch of cats that respect each other so muchthat we always pass the ball.” The album features guest spots by Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Stalley, Amanda Seales, Amber Navran, Goapele, Jahi Sundance and Yasiin Bey.