Shabazz Palaces

Hear a New Song From Oneohtrix Point Never and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces

Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never have a new duo called 319, and today they've released "The Rapture" via Adult Swim's…
Andy Cush / September 27, 2017

Video: Shabazz Palaces – “Shine a Light” ft. Thaddillac

Shabazz Palaces' "Shine a Light," the lead single from their Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines double release, now has a video. Directed…
Brian Josephs / August 16, 2017

Review: Shabazz Palaces Embrace the Cosmos on the Entrancing Quazarz Releases

Shabazz Palaces aren’t spring chickens, nor are they even technically a younger-generation act. The group’s mastermind, Palaceer Lazaro—earth name: Ishmael Butler—was once, in…
Saby Reyes-Kulkarni / July 18, 2017

Stream Shabazz Palaces’ Two New Albums Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

Brooklyn hip-hop experimentalists Shabazz Palaces have shared both of their upcoming concept albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, ahead of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 6, 2017

Shabazz Palaces – “Effeminence” ft. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance

The latest release from Shabazz Palaces' upcoming two full-lengths LPs--to be released on Sub Pop on July 14--is here. "Effeminence" features Fly Guy Dai of activist…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 27, 2017

Shabazz Palaces – “When Cats Claw”

Ahead of the release of their two new albums Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines, hip-hop space cadets Shabazz Palaces have…
Andy Cush / June 20, 2017

Shabazz Palaces – “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad)” ft. the Shogun Shot

Shabazz Palaces' steady stream of new music continues with "Julian's Dream (ode to a bad)," a fairly simplistic number centered on a glitchy sample. Their…
Brian Josephs / June 6, 2017

Shabazz Palaces – “Since C.A.Y.A.” ft. Thundercat

On July 14th, star-stepping duo Shabazz Palaces will be releasing two albums, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. Their latest single "Since C.A.Y.A." is a…
Brian Josephs / May 24, 2017

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
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