Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces Announce Second New Album Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, Share “30 Clip Extension”

At the end of last month, underground-rap chameleons Shabazz Palaces announced a new album, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, which is set to be released via…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 9, 2017

Shabazz Palaces Announce New Album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, Share “Shine a Light” ft. Thaddillac

Shabazz Palaces are back with Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, the art-rap chameleons' first LP since 2014's Lese Majesty. The new album is due out…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 25, 2017

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Shabazz Palaces Team for WOKE Supergroup

As part of Adult Swim's 2015 Singles series, occasional collaborators Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Shabazz Palaces have teamed up for a new supergroup, WOKE. They've…
Harley Brown / September 28, 2015

Pig Out On Shabazz Palaces’ Brand-New Track, ‘Ham Sandwich’

Following their Animal Collective-helmed "#CAKE" remix, Seattle hip-hop eccentrics Shabazz Palaces polished off 2014 by sharing a brand-new track titled "Ham Sandwich." A characteristically experimental…
Rachel Brodsky / January 2, 2015

The 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014

Purists and casual listeners alike would probably agree that 2014 failed to deliver on a number of hip-hop promises that could've lit the year aflame.
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

The Beautiful Game: Shabazz Palaces’ Enthralling, Convoluted ‘Lese Majesty’

Navigating through Lese Majesty, the new record from Shabazz Palaces, is kind of like adventuring your way through the new-ish isometric puzzle game Monument Valley.
Anupa Mistry / July 30, 2014

7 Albums to Stream: Jenny Lewis, Shabazz Palaces, Tom Petty, and More

Savor this latest summer Friday by streaming new albums by Jenny Lewis, Shabazz Palaces, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and more. Find details and links…
Erica Moore / July 25, 2014

Hear Shabazz Palaces’ Freakish ‘Forerunner Foray’

Shabazz Palaces will release their second full-length collection of distorted and distended hip-hop tracks, Lese Majesty, later this month and they've offered another taste of…
Colin Joyce / July 14, 2014

Afropunk 2014 Lineup: D’Angelo, Body Count, Shabazz Palaces, More

The Afropunk Festival will come to Brooklyn once again this year, running August 23 - 24 at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene. And as always, the lineup…
Olivia Forman / June 25, 2014

Watch Shabazz Palace’s Hallucinatory ‘#CAKE’ Visual

The Seattle-based psych-rap mystics Shabazz Palaces are in the midst of gearing up for the release of Lese Majesty, their second collection of bleary, abstract…
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2014

Hear Shabazz Palaces’ Mystic ‘They Come in Gold,’ From Album That Comes in ‘Shark Skin’

We are. We can. We were. (That's a reference to a Shabazz Palaces song with a title that ends in "...(Felt).") And there's reason to…
Marc Hogan / May 6, 2014

The Biggest Losers: Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee Celebrates 25 Years With Built to Spill, King Tuff, More

Yes, you're old. On Saturday, great American institution Sub Pop Records celebrated its honest-to-god 25th birthday with a multi-stage blowout in its Seattle hometown, with…
Jolie Ruben / July 15, 2013

Watch Shabazz Palace’s Overdue, Assassin-Chic ‘An Echo…’ Video

Ishmael Butler hasn't released an album with his Sub Pop-signed hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces since Black Up, one of 2011's best albums, but his presence…
Marc Hogan / June 17, 2013

Shabazz Palaces Turn Animal Collective’s ‘New Town Burnout’ Into Art-Damaged Rap

Animal Collective's music is not something one would choose to rap over — unless you're Shabazz Palaces. As part of Animal Collective's Monkey Been to…
Jordan Sargent / May 2, 2013
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