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.