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Video: Shabazz Palaces 'Black Up'


If you're not familiar with post-post-everything hip-hop experimentalists Shabazz Palaces' highlight LP, here's your visual alleviation. Watch the album presentation of Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets) and Zimbabwean multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire's Black Up above. Shabazz description from Sub Pop:

Like rich velvet hijabs or gold threaded abayas. Luxury as understood by the modest. Shabazz Palaces. If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their album. Forward thinkers but nostalgic for a sparer time when ancient astronomers only recognized five planets. Hip hop.
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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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