Tag: Shabazz Palaces

Live, in Photos: Levitation 2021

Japanese Breakfast, Thundercat, The Hives, black midi, and more from Halloween weekend in Austin. 

Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from April 2021 You Should Know

The month’s most discourse-worthy singles, according to our Senior Editor.

Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from April 2020 You Should Know

Our Associate Editor’s favorite pre-released singles, album deep cuts, and tracks by unfairly obscure artists from the past few weeks.

In Conversation: The Abstractions and Absolutes of Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler

The ambitious rapper/producer opens up about his legacy and family.

Shabazz Palaces Return with “The Don of Diamond Dreams” LP, New Song Out Today

The Purple Tape Nate–featuring “Fast Learner” is the first single from the record, out April 17 via Sub Pop.

Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from November 2019 You Should Know

Our Associate Editor’s favorite pre-released singles, album deep cuts, and tracks by unfairly obscure artists from the past few weeks.

Shabazz Palaces Is Ishmael Butler’s Path to Understanding

We speak with the Seattle legend to figure out how, exactly, he always stays one step ahead of the game.

PREMIERE: Myke Bogan Invites You to “Take the Night Off” at Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

Trust us, you should do what the man says.

LIVE: Brainfeeder Takes the Hollywood Bowl on a Head Trip (9/17/2016)

Flying Lotus, P-Funk, T-cat, and more packed out the Bowl on Saturday night.

PREMIERE: Chimurenga Renaissance Stare Down Fear in “Peace Always Has a Price” Video

The joint project of Shabazz Palaces’s Tendai Maraire and Hussein Kalonji gets a powerful visual.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Eaux Claires (8/12–13/2016)

Justin Vernon takes us deep into the Wisco woods.

LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces’ Tendai Maraire and Hussein Kalonji Debut Chimurenga Renaissance, Share “Girlz with Gunz”

From the forthcoming EP of the same name.

LISTEN: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces Form Supergroup WOKE; Share “The Lavishments of Light Looking” feat. George Clinton for Adult Swim Singles

The Adult Swim Singles series also has a forthcoming new track from Run The Jewels.

Sound Board: The Week’s Best Tracks

Our picks for the best tracks out there for the week of August 10–14, 2015. Headphone-tested, FLOOD-approved.

LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces Drops New Track “The Mystery of Lonnie The Døn” for Adult Swim

Exclusive tracks by Slayer, Flying Lotus, and Run the Jewels are on their way this fall.

First Wave (Rain?) of Artists for Capitol Hill Block Party Announced

Ratatat, TV on the Radio, and The Kills headline, with support from Built to Spill, Toro Y Moi, and Jamie xx

Primavera Sound 2015 Lineup Released

The refreshing taste of variety: The Strokes, Patti Smith, Sleater-Kinney, and more will head to Barcelona this May

Bonnaroo Reveals 2015 Lineup, Billy Joel Headlines Instead of Drake

With the lineups of both Coachella and Governors Ball announced last week, it was only a matter of time before another one of the summer…

Best Albums of 2014: Shabazz Palaces, “Lese Majesty”

The best way I could describe Lese Majesty, and what makes Shabazz Palaces so special, is a line from their first album, 2011’s Black Up:…

Shabazz Palaces, “Lese Majesty”

Like Zora Neale Hurston floating existentialist word-jazz over elastic skronk from Sun Ra’s Arkestra, the newest album from Ishmael Butler (Butterfly, of Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire is far more scintillatingly experimental than its predecessor, Black Up.

LISTEN: Shabazz Palaces Share Their Affinity for “#CAKE” With New Single

Seattle-based hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces have shared the second single from their upcoming album and it’s a bass-heavy, new black wave track infused with glitchy of interplanetary…


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