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Watch Shabazz Palaces' Abstract 'Motion Sickness' Video

Seattle/Zimbabwe hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces share the video for the song "Motion Sickness" off their latest LP, 'Lese Majesty.'


More like a complex Lynchian short film than a traditional music video, the visual accompaniment to Shabazz Palaces' "Motion Sickness" off their recent Lese Majesty LP probes more questions the more you watch it. After repeated viewings, the clip for the mellow-yet-engaging track by the Seattle/Zimbabwe genre-torching duo emerges as an intricate, Mulholland Drive-like portrait of a mother & reality TV actress' buried pain, drug abuse, delusion, and ultimate reckoning. The poignant TEAN-directed video, which features a leading actress capable of expressing a web of emotions in just one look, complements the underlying darkness of the song and adds to Shabazz Palaces' catalogue of abstract videos. Watch the clip for "Motion Sickness" below, Lese Majesty is out now via Sub Pop.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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