Common, Robert Glasper,& Karriem Riggins aka August Greene Drop “Black Kennedy”

by Rafeal Crawford
Common, Robert Glasper,& Karriem Riggins aka August Greene Drop "Black Kennedy"

Common & Robert Glasper Form SuperGroup w/ Karriem Riggins Called August Greene Drop Single Optimistic ft. Brandy

Common explains what Black Kennedy means

The group August Greene that consists of Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins just released their second single titled “Black Kennedy.”  The collective trio known as August Greene has collaborated previously on each others projects, but this is the first time they have come together to release an album.

The title song Black Kennedy will be featured on their self-titled debut, which will be released on March 9th via Amazon Original. August Greene released their first single Optimistic last month that features Pop and R&B icon Brandy. They just recently filmed the video for Optimistic during Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Jackson, Mississippi The video for Optimistic was released this last week just in time for Black History Month.


Common took to Twitter and stated the meaning for the naming of the song Black Kennedy. “Black Kennedy is a way of saying we move and operate in Black Excellence,” and would also state that “For many people, the Kennedy family symbolizes royalty and represents power, style, and influence. I thought if I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna do it in a Black way.”

Listen to Black Kennedy Below

Common just recently made an appearance on CBS network show the Talk to discuss his Showtime network breakout series The Chi,