Both of us would pick Black Up as their best work - delightfully experimental, motivated and clocking in at just 36 minutes. Forerunner Foray3. Genres: Experimental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop. But as anything other than that? He argued that there’s no way they could make the same kind of impact with two albums that would be 23 songs in total, and though I fought him at the time I’m afraid he’s right. I'll be happy with pretty much whatever they decide to put together, I've just been waiting for more music lol, Also the new song is sooo nice. 40 Best Rap Albums of 2014 From Young Thugs to Old Droogs, Rich Gangs to broke MCs with expensive taste — the year’s best in rhymes Can’t wait to check it tomorrow. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. Featured peformers: Shabazz Palaces (performer), Knife Knights (producer), Erik Blood (mixing engineer, engineer), Adam Straney (mastering engineer), Nep Sidhu (artwork). SP1044; CD). Shabazz Palaces Articles and Media. Shabazz Palaces Have Made the Best Album of the Year Lese Majesty Is Like Echoes from the Future Ghost of Our Planet by Charles Mudede (aka … I wish Tracy would just hop on some experimental quasi-parliament/Afrikaa Bombataa shit. Albums include Black Up, … Shabazz Palaces is an American hip hop duo from Seattle composed of Ishmael Butler a.k.a. I will say, i appreciated the album for what it is. Shabazz Palaces are from a hip-hop scene without much of an identity (Seattle’s), and they seem to want to forge one in their own image. Would definitely help if Butler rapped a lot more on this album. August 4, 2020 Ishmael Butler has lived two different lives as an artist. Now this new album The Don of Diamonds Dreams almost isn’t comparable to any of their previous releases nor any other hip hop release. Shabazz Palaces discography and songs: Music profile for Shabazz Palaces, formed 2009. The latest mixtapes, videos, news, and anything else hip-hop/R&B/Future Beats related from your favorite artists, Press J to jump to the feed. I wish Tracy would just hop on some experimental quasi-parliament/Afrikaa Bombataa shit. They also have two EPs from 2009: Of Light & Shabazz Palaces (self titled) which are pretty good as well. Review aggregator Metacritic gave the album a normalised rating of 83 out of 100, based on reviews from 36 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". This week’s round-up of best new songs includes Shabazz Palaces, Rostam, Young M.A., DEDE, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister and Doldrums.. At least 4 of those people are in the same band, so please don’t expect this to be more extensive than it really is. I'm hype. My first post was a hot take. It really isn’t that inspiring or musically challenging as i was hoping. Are we really getting Kendrick, Shabazz, and Thundercat all in the same year?? From the dark-tribal production, to the spacey atmosphere, all the way to the spiritual poetry of Palaceer Lazaro (aka Butterfly of Digable Planets), Shabazz Palaces understands the … Shabazz Palaces understand that the only way to properly comprehend our world is to escape its processes. God Tracy on some afrika bombata shit would be crazy. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the hiphopheads community, Everything hip-hop, R&B and Future Beats! It’s like the rap equivalent of steampunk. Press J to jump to the feed. Didn’t even know they were putting out a new album. On the new album, The Don of Diamond Dreams, Shabazz Palaces look outward toward the future, taking inspiration from funk and the new sounds of contemporary rap. It's still very progressive hip hop, but it sounds uninspired. Few rap crews are as far-out as Seattle's Shabazz Palaces, whose 2011 breakthrough LP, Black Up, cloaked deep verses and sneaky pop sense beneath plenty of weirdness, with beats and rhyme… Shabazz Palaces already announced one new album, titled Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, is set for release on due out July 14.Now, they’ve announced a second album, Quazarz vs.The Jealous Machines, which will be released the same day.. Quazarz vs. ill give it 5-6/10. If so, that's amazing. Even during its finest, though, The Don of Diamond Dreams has moments that don’t pan out. On the new album, The Don of Diamond Dreams, Shabazz Palaces look outward toward the future, taking inspiration from funk and the new sounds of … Lese Majesty was cool but Black Up is on another planet. Quazarz/ Born on a Gangster Star, at A2IM's Libera Awards 2018. I thought the album was pretty great. Genres: Experimental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Ahmir as in Questlove? Reddit Shabazz Palaces ‘ debut full-length, the CoS Top Star-earning Black Up , reinvents the boundaries of hip-hop beats with avant garde production and a poetic yet conscious lyrical style. From 28 people Recollections of the Wraith Shabazz Palaces. The last thing I want to do is promise something I can’t deliver. I can be hopeful at least -- As far as the actual album, it feels on par with the last Shabazz Palaces release to me. They definitely know how to put on a nice groove and just let the track flow. I appreciate the fact they're in their own lane with this, but when you have Black Up and Les as comparisons it's tough. If not, still amazing but would have been better with Questlove. Hope it's more like Black Up. youtu.be/67cx9M... 0 comments. Standout tracks: Fast Learner, Bad Bitch Walking, Reg Walks By The Looking Glass. Lese Majesty, an Album by Shabazz Palaces. For years now, Shabazz Palaces have oozed a kind of creative wisdom, the type that can only come with age and years of lived experience, but The Don of Diamond Dreams demonstrates a … The former is … Just cause everyone's putting out their solo stuff doesn't mean it's not happening. FlyLo, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, and George Clinton is like my ideal supergroup. Digable Planets' Ishmael Butler resurfaced two decades later as the frontman for Seattle's Shabazz Palaces. Maybe it’s just me, but goddamn, Shabazz Palaces is some of the best hip-hop to ever grace my ears. Shabazz Palaces’ Sub Pop debut Black Up breathed indelible soul into the Seattle duo’s formidable style, but the duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire have since decamped to parts unknown. The EPs Shabazz Palaces (2009) and Of Light (2009) and the album Black Up (Sub Pop, 2011) basically applied the free-jazz, glitch and industrial aesthetics to hip-hop. Of course, this is a Shabazz Palaces song so the beat sounds like a riff on Panda Bear distilled through a bent futuristic boom-bap prism. Shabazz Palaces Announce New Album The Don of Diamond Dreams, Share New Song Feb 26, 2020 Listen to Shabazz Palaces’ New Song With Thundercat, “Since C.A.Y.A.” "In spirit" suggests some of them might just be influences. Wow. The second verse is dedicated to his two daughters and the pride which they engender. Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces will release their sophomore album, Lese Majesty, on July 29th via Sub Pop.In anticipation, it’s streaming in full over at NPR.. It's not bad, it's not overwhelmingly good either. What a great feature list, really excited for this. Click here to listen to Shabbaz Palaces’ album “Black Up” Who: A deliberately enigmatic hip-hop collective from Seattle led by the Palaceer, the rapper otherwise known as Ishmael Butler. the vocal effects arent as interesting, it doesnt have the same free jazz aesthetic, and the lyrics and features are underwhelming. Explore releases from Shabazz Palaces at Discogs. In the early ’90s he made two albums of groove- and jazz-sample-heavy records with Digable Planets. Why? Close • Posted by 3 minutes ago [Full Album] Black Up by Shabazz Palaces. 2014 Black Up. Aug 28, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Janine Dazed. Dawn in Luxor2. Ishmael Butler on the 10 Best Shabazz Palaces Songs by Jeff Terich. The whirlwind performance shuffles tracks from the best album of 2014, Lese Majesty, unfolding fresh aspects of their sound.There’s also a fine interview, discussing the recording process and what it feels to be making music that sounds like absolutely nothing else on earth. But technically, it’s not out until July 29. Shabazz Palaces are releasing two new albums next week (7/14) via Sub Pop, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. In some respects, it’s difficult to consider the possibility that this might be the best Shabazz Palaces album yet. such a bummer (if true). tbh shabazz palaces has been making lackluster music recently but here and there it’s dope. Shabazz Palaces’ Lese Majesty — the Seattle hip-hop duo’s follow-up to 2011’s Black Up — is our Album of the Week this week. Yeah I definitely agree with this. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts . Shabazz Palaces often sound like they’re trying to be futuristic while also remain rooted in tradition. Shabazz Palaces are prophets, tied to numerous styles and artists that came before, but they add up those influences into something nearly unprecedented. Black Up is in my top 5 favorite albums. According to the producer’s latest Reddit AMA. Active since 2009, they have released four studio albums on Sub Pop.Their most recent album, The Don of Diamond Dreams, was released on April 17, 2020. save hide report. He's been known to do that. Shabazz Palaces Quazarz: ... highly conceptual pair of records, he simply groaned. As a matter of fact, you’ve got to be on a different plane altogether. Tbh we just needed wayyyy more rap that's experimentally leaning to get us past this oversaturated trap phase. "New Black Wave" from Shabazz Palaces' 7/29/14 release, 'Lese Majesty. The Jealous Machines. The city inspired his biggest, best, and most cinematic album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. I mean I haven't seen Shabazz Palaces get much love anywhere since like Das Racist & Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire were the forum/P4K types faves. Popular Shabazz Palaces albums The Don of Diamond Dreams. Sounds akin to the Digable Planets stuff. Very few musicians have ever peaked in their fifth decade on earth, but whoever said they were actually from earth? Here are my thoughts. It’s still too early to say, but I think this may be my favorite Shabazz Palaces album since Black Up. Released 29 July 2014 on Sub Pop (catalog no. Lazarro has never been easy to … your own Pins on Pinterest the single definitely sounded super overblown and overwhelming like Of Light, and I loved that tape so I'm super excited! Nice! I actually see these points being very valid. Everything hip-hop, R&B and Future Beats! It's not as out of the box as some of the other projects. Photo by Nina Corcoran. r/abstracthiphop: The home of abstract hip hop on reddit. if Kanye drops, we got a goat year incoming. Rated #634 in the best albums of 2014. I’ve been a huge fan since the first two EPs dropped and after a few listens I’m loving this new album. It's a really unique and interesting album, so it might not click instantly. Shabazz Palaces is an American hip hop duo from Seattle composed of Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Maybe another moniker for him. This week’s round-up of best new songs includes Shabazz Palaces, Rostam, Young M.A., DEDE, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister and Doldrums.. At least 4 of those people are in the same band, so please don’t expect this to be more extensive than it really is. The lyrics sound like Tracy too and same vocal effects. By: Justin Cook. Shabazz Palaces, Jane Fitz and Marcel Dettmann to play Brave! Shabazz Palaces: Black Up (2011) ... the M83 frontman left France and moved to Los Angeles. share. I do think it's their most inconsistent album yet , and that "Thanking the Girls" should have been left off the album, but this definitely gets further towards funk-influenced rap than their other releases, and I could ride the vibe of "Reg Walks by the Looking Glass" for at least ten more minutes. Producer Oneohtrix Point Never took to Reddit yesterday (15 August) to answer questions in an AMA, during which he detailed his upcoming collaboration with David Byrne, revealed that he’s working with Ishmael Butler from Shabazz Palaces on new material, and that he apparently has a fake band with Arca called Electronic Zaddy. I would start with Black Up as it is most people's favorite project from Shabazz Palaces. It’s opening track ‘Since C.A.Y.A.’ features a jazzy bassline, heavy, techno-sounding vocals, and mechanistic whizzing sounds - a hopeful introduction that grooves hard. Log in sign up. Shabazz Palaces' 7/29/14 release, 'Lese Majesty'Sub Pop Megamart: http://u.subpop.com/lese_majestyTRACKLIST1. Shabazz Palaces has never been as easy to engage with as Digable Planets were, and as time has gone on, the duo has gone higher and higher concept – when last we saw them, they brought us the sprawling, afro-futurist two-album epic Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. I’m glad some others here like it as well because I’ve been seeing a whole lot of people really disliking it (especially on AOTY and RYM). 2017 Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines. I honestly never thought I'd see the day when we get another Shabazz Palaces album. Shabazz Palaces are releasing two new albums next week (7/14) via Sub Pop, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. It would just be interesting direction to go like his dad. youre a legend for putting Black Up in your top 5! miss their jazz, sampled based music more. 10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks Shabazz Palaces’ trips into space, Alan Vega’s posthumous LP, Sheer Mag’s debut full-length and more albums you can stream right now 1.9m members in the hiphopheads community. After that probably listen to Lese Majesty, their last album. Active since 2009, they have released four studio albums on Sub Pop.Their most recent album, The Don of Diamond Dreams, was released on April 17, 2020. The Jealous.Both albums follow the story of … "Appearing here, in body or in spirit, are Julian Casablancas, Thundercat, Darrius Willrich, Gamble and Huff, Loud Eyes Lou, Thaddillac, Ahmir, Jon Kirby, Sunny Levine, and Blood.". A collab or something would be good af. This makes it work as a pretty fine background album. I like this quite a bit. Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire, son of mbira master Dumisani Maraire. My favorite project by them gotta be their debut album and their debut EP. The first album, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is the less experimental of the two, flavoured with 90s-style looped tracks and the consistently groovy drum bits that Tendai Maraire can always be counted on for. Not so much. This album not getting attention shows how slept this subreddit is smh. I GOTTA GET MY PORSCHE, I GOTTA GET MY MONEY. If anyone is interested, Ishmael Butler interviewed his son (Lil Tracy) for an article: https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/lil-tracy-and-ishmael-butler-have-a-father-and-son-heart-to-heart. Just finished my first listen. The group are calling the albums … Lese Majesty already has people poring over its lyrics, but that forest-for-the-trees thinking ignores what an invigorating, provoking work the entire package is. 2017 Lese Majesty. Ishmael Butler, mastermind behind the brain-bendingly outré Seattle rap act Shabazz Palaces, talks to Carrie Battan about the … Shabazz Palaces are from a hip-hop scene without much of an identity (Seattle’s), and they seem to want to forge one in their own image. All the singles and albums of SHABAZZ PALACES, peak chart positions, career stats, week-by-week chart runs and latest news. An experimental venture through various music genres with some vocals over it. After two years of sustained silence and relative obscurity the duo that purports to hail from Seattle have resurfaced again. Really psychedelic. From 20 people They Come In Gold Shabazz Palaces. Shabazz Palaces released not one but two new albums this year, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. Genres: Experimental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop. i thought it was boring compared to their early stuff or even lese majesty/quasarz which are all projects i love. A video talking about my experience Tumblr photoset: http://theneedledrop.tumblr.com/post/49131444983/shabazz-palaces-theesatisfaction-malitia … I thought the album was pretty great. The last thing I want to do is promise something I can’t deliver. How you gonna name an album Gangster Star, have a bunch of features from dead people and not have Guru? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Shabazz Palaces at the Discogs Marketplace. Black Up received widespread critical acclaim; many commented on the experimental song structures and intricate lyricism. Best HIP-HOP/Rap Album Award Recipient - Shabazz Palaces. User account menu • [Full Album] Black Up by Shabazz Palaces. Witness the most cosmic act in hip-hop, Shabazz Palaces, unleashing a hyperdrive tapestry live in the KEXP studio. Reddit; The late Gil Scott Heron famously asserted, “the revolution will not be televised.” Shabazz Palaces ... it’s the best album of the year so far. Definitely listening to this during my next acid trip. 2020 Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star. This spring will see the return of Shabazz Palaces.The experimental hip-hop outfit is due to release a new album called The Don of Diamond Dreams on April 17th via Sub Pop.. The album’s opener, “Dawn in Luxor”, is an invitation in precisely that direction. It’s wrong to say that Shabazz Palaces have gone beyond the looking glass. But is that what we really want from Shabazz Palaces? Albums include Black Up, … The Ukrainian festival comes to Closer, Kiev, on 24-25 August The latest mixtapes, videos, news, and anything else hip-hop/R&B/Future Beats related from your favorite artists, Press J to jump to the feed. Fast Learner is the song of the year for me. I don't think this is strictly a feature list. Like you said this would be great background music but falls short of experimentation of his other albums. On July 14th, Shabazz Palaces are set to issue not one, but two albums through Sub Pop, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. That doesn’t mean you can’t listen to the album, however. Y'all Betta stop sleeping smh, only thing should be above this is pray for Paris, y'all need to wake up, I couldn't believe this post only had 21 comments, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the hiphopheads community, Everything hip-hop, R&B and Future Beats!