I wanted to share an excerpt of this great interview with Robert Glasper from last October that I ran across last evening. Please check out this clip and follow it on over to you tube to check out more from this interview and others in the series from .

What rings so true now is how Robert explains that because of the corporate stranglehold and in many ways the inability of the audience to be: 1. Open to new music(because of said stranglehold) and 2. Seek out new methods of finding out about new music away from the, you guessed it, corporate sponsored media outlets… artists aren’t even given an opportunity to “suck” because you cannot effectively comment on something that you don’t even know exists.

To that point Robert has a new project that will be out February 28th entitled Black Radio.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.