Events

Okayafrica Presents Shabazz Palaces At Music Hall Of Williamsburg [8/5]

Shabazz Palaces are touching down in Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg on August 5 for an 'Okayafrica Presents' show with Eaters.


Okayafrica is excited to present Shabazz Palaces, the experimental hip-hop outfit comprised of Ishmael Butler (aka Palaceer Lazaro) and Zimbabwe’s Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, at New York City's Music Hall Of Williamsburg on August 5. The Seattle-based group's Brooklyn show will one of  the last stops on their extensive North American and European tour in support of last year’s Lese Majesty, an LP which boasted the standout singles "They Come In Gold,"  "#CAKE" and "Forerunner Foray." Shabazz Palaces will be supported by the Brooklyn-based electronic duo Eaters. We'll be giving away a pair of tickets (Contest is closed. Winners have been contacted) to the show, to enter simply sign up at the form below. Regular tickets are $17 advance/$19 day of show. Watch Shabazz Palaces' video for "Forerunner Foray" below to get a taste of the night's sounds.

>>>Buy Tickets To Shabazz Palaces At Music Hall Of Williamsburg [8/5]

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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