You’ve probably heard of these Seattle rap-experimentalists by now. Shabazz Palaces is compromised of Palaceer Lanzaro (aka former Digable Planets‘s Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire, who employs ancient instruments from his homeland Zimbabwe.
Shabazz’ mid-year LP release, Black Up, garnered large amounts of critic and blog praise. If you’re not familiar, we suggest you checking and grabbing “Swerve… the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)” below (dudes’ have a knack for titles). Above, watch Shabazz on The Guardian’s “How We Wrote It” series, where they play and explain the dream-story behind “Bronny On A Breakaway.”