Will Schube takes a look at the new single from Shabazz Palaces.
|“I Know all that Shit Comes and Goes”: An Interview with Ish Butler||September 5, 2016|
|Stay Woke: George Clinton, Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces and Thundercat Blast Off||September 28, 2015|
|We’re Not Worthy: Shabazz Palaces Transmit||August 18, 2015|
|Cool Blast Mega: Shabazz Palaces “Ham Sandwich”||January 7, 2015|
Zilla Rocca is catchy, yes. Trendy, no. The criticism I read about Shabazz Palaces’ latest LP Lese Majesty were dumbfounding to me. I’m a completely biased Shabazz devotee, and even I will acknowledge that Lese Majesty wasn’t as great as Black Up. But what I noticed about critics knocking Lese was that they couldn’t grasp the […]
|Crowns Down: Shabazz Palaces “Lese Majesty”||August 18, 2014|
Peter Holslin wrote this from his vacation home on Mars Ishmael Butler handles the mic like a king. I mean this quite literally. On the new Shabazz Palaces album, Lese Majesty, I keep picturing the veteran rapper luxuriating atop a throne, ruling over some deep space Planet X, as he drops 10-dollar words (“sepulcher,” “farceur”), […]
|Shabazz Palaces Know How to Take Cakes||June 24, 2014|
|All Gold Everything: Shabazz Palaces Return||May 6, 2014|
Shabazz Palaces offer the least compromises, which makes them the most radical. It’s not so much fear of speaking out that frightens political artists, but fear of fucking up the money. A decade and a half after “The Real Slim Shady,” rebellion is largely a pose. You can market revolutionary sentiment to college kids in […]
TRUTH. BEAUTY. EMOTION. SOUL. FUNCTIONALITY. AWESOMENESS. MINIMALISM. SHABAZZ PALACES. Ish is holding court at Gorilla Vs. Bear today — dropping old Mingus, Gang Starr, Mobb Deep, Funkadelic, and 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s. Instructions self-evident.