Robert Glasper was one of the many artists who took to social media over the past few days to pay tribute to late rap artist MF DOOM, who died last year on October 31st, though confirmation of his “transition” was not confirmed until New Year’s Eve.
In a post shared to his Facebook page on New Year’s Day, the acclaimed pianist and jazz-fusion bandleader shared a pro-shot video clip revisiting the Robert Glasper Experiment‘s show at the Roundhouse in London as part of the iTunes Festival in September 2012, during which MF DOOM sat in for performances of “Figaro” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” (both originals from his 2004 Madvillainy studio album).
“Hurts that this man is gone. I had the honor of having MF DOOM as my special guest a few times,” Glasper said with the post. “Here is a joint we did at the iTunes festival in London a while back”
Fans can relive a portion of the two-song sit-in via Glasper’s Facebook post, along with the entire performance in the YouTube video below.
Robert Glasper Experiment Feat. MF DOOM – “Figaro”, “Rhinestone Cowboy” – 9/23/2012
[Video: Demba Ndoye]
Glasper was recently recognized with a pair of Grammy nominations in the “Best R&B Song” category for his “Better Than I Imagined” collaboration alongside H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello, and “Best Progressive R&B Album” for his F*** Yo Feelings studio album.
Click here to revisit Live For Live Music‘s March 2020 interview with Glasper.