One of last year's more pleasant surprises was the Robert Glasper Experiment's 'Black Radio.' It was more than just an album of mostly well-done covers; each song had a tinge of the creativity and originality that ultimately pushed the album to a Grammy award for Best R&B Album. Who'd have thought 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' would sound so good as a melancholy jazzy cut?
This underlying sense of creativity is a reason why it's easy to be excited for 'Black Radio 2' -- which mostly consists of original songs. 'Calls,' featuring neo soul queen Jill Scott, is the first listen from the project.