Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and 9th Wonder have joined forces as the supergroup Dinner Party. They’ve announced their self-titled album with the video for debut single “Freeze Tag.”
For their first single, Dinner Party invited Noname collaborator Phoelix to sing on the record and lend his perspective on systematic racism and police brutality. He appears on four songs on the album altogether.
“They told me put my hands up behind my head / I think they got the wrong one / I’m sick and tired of runnin’ / I’ve been searching where the love went… / If I move they gonna shoot me dead,” he sings.
Glasper and Martin first had the idea for a musical collaboration while touring in the supergroup R+R=NOW. Glasper then called on another old friend Washington and 9th Wonder, and they worked on their first album as Dinner Party in Los Angeles at the end of 2019—a process that the video for “Freeze Tag” captures.
Dinner Party’s eponymous album will arrive on July 10 via Sounds of Crenshaw and Empire Records. Watch the music video for “Freeze Tag” below: