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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Shabazz Palaces shares their video for "Forerunner Foray" The “not-the-video” features visuals by collaborator Christian Petersen of I Want You Magazine.

Shabazz Palaces shares “Forerunner Foray”

Immerse yourself in Shabazz Palaces’ “Forerunner Foray,” a psychedelic and auditory delight from the group’s forthcoming album, Lese Majesty, featuring guest vocals from AfroCatx3 of thee illustrious THEEsatisfaction. The “not-the-video”,

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AFROPUNK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 10th ANNUAL EVENT TAKING PLACE AUGUST 23rd & 24th AT Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY WITH MANY MANY ARTISTS

Afropunk Festival Announces 10th Year

The fest commences at Commodore Barry Park on Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th in Brooklyn, NY. On its 10th year anniversary, AFROPUNK FEST is in effect stronger and with more style than ever. AFROPUNK,

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