Robert Searight is held in high esteem by his peers and fans alike. His credits are lengthy - from work with Kirk Franklin, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Erykah Badu, Cheryl 'Salt' James, and Justin Timberlake, to his years drumming and helping to shape the Snarky Puppy sound, to his most recent work with Shaun Martin and Kendrick Lamar. The Grammy winner expands the world’s notion of the drums as he constantly evolves and pours his soul into the music. Sput is the quiet and brilliant force that propels a band in new and powerful directions. Yet it is his work as producer that awaits the full understanding and recognition, and RSVP Records is the start of a new phase in his career.
King’s List is a tribute to the life and legacy of MLK Jr., a freedom preacher who enjoyed performances by iconic musicians during the Civil Rights Movement. The album is a collection of spirituals and anthems reimagined to connect audiences of all ages to the memory of Dr. King and the treasure of freedom for all humanity. King’s List features a solid roster of Dallas area musicians and special guests. Dallas matriarch and founder of God’s Property Linda Searight, Candy and Peaches West, Snarky Puppy bandmates Mark Lettieri, Corey Henry, Louis Cato and Shaun Martin are all present. Daniel Jones, Phil Lassiter, Cyfa Fix, and more join in. Highlighting these performances are an appearance by the Kids Choir, a glowing reminder of the solid foundation of the Dallas community and their basis of faith and care for each generation - a quality often missing in today’s scattered world. Between tracks are spoken word interludes from Terence Blanchard, Kim Burrell, Dennis Chambers, and Rose Mckinney expressing their take on the life and legacy of Dr. king. Produced by Terrace Martin and Robert ‘Sput’ Searight, King’s List plays as a poignant tribute, complete with solid performances and relevant voices that speak of the need for Dr. King’s message to endure and resonate.