Shabazz Palaces is a unique beast in the world of hip hop, and not just because of their sound. One of the few hip…Read More
Shabazz Palaces are a Seattle-based hip-hop collective, led by Ishmael Butler aka ‘Palaceer Lazaro’ (once ‘Butterfly’ of jazz-rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire.
The group anonymously self-released two EPs, Eagles Soar, Oil Flows and The Seven New (often referred to simply as Shabazz Palaces) and Of Light in 2009 before becoming one of the few hip-hop acts to be signed to the Sub Pop label and releasing their debut full-length album, Black Up, in 2011. Black Up was listed #1 in Seattle Times music columnist Andrew Matson’s “Local Top #10” of 2011.
On the second of two simultaneously released albums from Shabazz Palaces, they get a lot weirder and start to let the pop step into…Read More
Surprising a lot of people when they announced their third and fourth album were coming out on the same day, Shabazz Palaces set themselves…Read More
Shabazz Palaces have released “Since C.A.Y.A.” The new track is off the group’s forthcoming release Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star — the extra-spatial…Read More
Shabazz Palaces will release Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, the twin to Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, on July 14th via Sub Pop…Read More
Shabazz Palaces just dropped their video for “Dawn In Luxor,” the track comes off their Sub Pop release Lese Majesty. The clip, described by…Read More
Shabazz Palaces will join Radiohead as support on the group’s forthcoming Los Angeles shows. The performances will take place on Thursday, August 4th and…Read More
AFROPUNK BROOKLYN, has announced the lineup for its annual weekend-long celebration, AFROPUNK BROOKLYN to take place on August 27 & 28 at Brooklyn’s Commodore…Read More
Levitation, formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, sparks up at the end of April for their 9th annual festival in Austin. The festival borrows…Read More
Shabazz Palaces have scheduled a 2015 international spring & summer tour, in support of their latest release Lese Majesty, which spans April 3rd in…Read More
You can now watch the new animated video for Shabazz Palaces “Forerunner Foray,” one of their tracks from Lese Majesty, directed by musician, animator,…Read More
Shabazz Palaces have shared “#CAKE (Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix).” The Animal Collective rework weaves the group’s unique vocal harmonies throughout while deconstructing the…Read More