Posts Tagged ‘Shabazz Palaces’

The 20 Best New Albums Streaming on Spotify Right Now

20 years ago, a music junkie couldn't even comprehend what Spotify offers. We complain about the modern day struggles that come with streaming services and unlimited access to music, but at the end of the day,... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (January 2015)

The beginning of a new year is typically a slow period for musical releases, but that's not the case for 2015 so far. As noted in our Most Anticipated Albums of 2015, there's a lot of... Read more »

Watch Shabazz Palaces’ Animated Video for “Forerunner Foray”

Quite apart from making awesome music, Shabazz Palaces’ visuals stay on point. The “Motion Sickness” and “#CAKE” videos were stunning, and that press picture of Ishmael Butler with the snakes is just incredible, and now here’s... Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – “Ham Sandwich”

Having only released their sophomore album Lese Majesty a few months ago, Shabazz Palaces are back with “Ham Sandwich.” Though drab in title (when was the last time you had a ham sandwich that held your... Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE (Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix)”

The original version of Shabazz Palaces’ track “#CAKE” is already funky on its own but this remix by Animal Collective has brought it to another level. The once dance-worthy song is now broken down into something... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (October 2014)

Warning: the best videos that came out this past month are intense and may trigger strong emotional responses. Whether showing FKA Twigs witnessing an execution in "Video Girl," the rope bondage in Son Lux's "Easy," the... Read more »

Video: Shabazz Palaces – “Motion Sickness”

Shabazz Palaces’ second album, Lese Majesty, came out earlier this year—a wonderful record full of engrossing, oddball hip-hop—and today they drop another brilliant video. Previously, Hiro Murai directed the impressive video for “#CAKE,” and for “Motion Sickness” they enlist TEAN who deliver... Read more »

A Conversation With Ishmael Butler

Ishmael Butler has seen it all. The 45-year-old Seattle native—a one-time member of Digable Planets, currently one-half of Shabazz Palaces and A&R at Sub Pop—has achieved success in music through three decades, a rare feat in... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (August 2014)

The MTV Video Music Awards took place in August, and more and more each year the awards show gives recognition to artists who aren't making interesting videos in the first place. A few quality visuals slip... Read more »

Video: Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE”

“#CAKE” may be one of the most immediately accessible tracks on Shabazz Palaces’ sprawling, ambitious new album Lese Majesty, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting an eerie and menacing visual. The video was directed by Hiro Murai,... Read more »

Meet Porter Ray, Sub Pop’s Exciting New Hip-Hop Signee

Sub Pop Records may be best known for introducing the world to Nirvana and playing an instrumental role in the grunge scene of the ’90s, but lately they’ve been riding another wave. With Shabazz Palaces and... Read more »

20 Producers Who Are Expanding The Sound of Hip-Hop

Rap as a genre is in a perpetual state of forward motion. Just as there will always be people yearning for the good old days, there will always be new generations of creators with no regard... Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – “Forerunner Foray”

Between “Dawn in Luxor” in this Kenzo commercial, “They Come in Gold,” and now “Forerunner Foray,” Shabazz Palaces have shared the first three tracks from their excellent upcoming album Lese Majesty, out July 29 via Sub Pop. If... Read more »

Brooklyn’s Afropunk Fest to be Headlined by D’Angelo, SZA, Trash Talk, Shabazz Palaces, and More

Returning to Brooklyn for the tenth time, Afropunk Fest—the popular NYC summer music festival—is set to make a triumphant return August 23-25. Releasing the line-up earlier today, it’s clear to see the bookers over at Afropunk... Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE”

Shabazz Palaces have shared “#CAKE,” the latest preview of their upcoming album, Lese Majesty. The psychedelic track isn’t quite as immediate as the previous singles from the album, but it nonetheless showcases their unique approach to avant-rap. The... Read more »