Posts tagged "Shabazz Palaces"

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…
By: 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.
By: 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…
By: 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 detail…
By: 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…
By: 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,…
By: 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…
By: 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 reaso…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Jordan Sargent / May 2, 2013

Animal Collective Preview Remix EP With Worldly Gang Gang Dance Assist

On May 28, Animal Collective will release the Monkey Been to Burn Town EP featuring revisions of a pair of Centipede Hz tracks. "Monkey Riches" get…
By: Chris Martins / April 23, 2013

Shabazz Palaces Explore Floral Imagery, Body Language in ‘Are You’ Video

Sub Pop hip-hopper and SPIN Top 50 albums of 2011 honoree Shabazz Palaces dropped a fittingly stuttery video clip for the ellipsis-heavy "Are You...
By: SPIN Staff / January 30, 2012

New Refutations: Is This Digable Planets Reunion Happening or What?

Digable Planets, the Brooklyn crew whose jazz-influenced hip-hop scored no shortage of critical accolades in the '90s, is set to reunite for a tour and…
By: Phillip Mlynar / December 21, 2011

Shabazz Palaces, ‘Black Up’ (Sub Pop)

Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler once rhapsodized about jazz and Jimi in '90s boho-rap darlings Digable Planets. Now, as Palaceer Lazaro, leader of this mysterious Seattle collective,…
By: Mosi Reeves / June 28, 2011