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.

Shabazz Palaces: 'Lese Majesty' out now, announce updated European tour dates tour dates, starting October 22nd through October 26th in Helsinki, Finland

Shabazz Palaces Add New European Tour Dates

Shabazz Palaces’ Lese Majesty is available now on CD/ 2xLP / DL worldwide from Sub Pop. The 7-suite, 18- track album features the tracks “They Come in Gold,” “#CAKE,” “Forerunner Foray,” “Motion Sickness” and “Ishmael.”

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