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Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces is a hip-hop group on Sub Pop Records (swag) and one of the most on point artists out there right now.  Their lyricists articulate delivery and hard-hitting instrumentals have had me vibin’ hard since I first gave him a listen.  His song’s typically deal with subject matter far removed from that of most rap and hip-hop acts of today, which is refreshing and extremely appealing.  The raw attitude of the lyrics is what hooked me initially, and as I kept listening, it was the songs as a whole that kept me coming back.  It’s hard to categorize Shabazz Palaces, and I think that that attests to their straightforward mentality.  They seem to do exactly what they want, and thats what keeps the music honest and pure.  Songs like “Chuch” and “Blastit” having driving rhythms that instantly create the urge to bob your head, these are the songs you want to blast with the windows down while passing a group of punk middle school hood rats.  If you catch my drift.  Their use of interesting electronic sounds on their instrumentals really defines their sound.  Their extremely creative with their rhythms and I can’t wait to see what these guys throw at us in the future.

For Fans of:  Wu-Tang, De la Soul, hip-hop


[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ShabazzPalaces/04-ShabazzPalaces-Chuch.mp3]

32 leaves

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ShabazzPalaces/03-ShabazzPalaces-32Leaves.mp3]

An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ShabazzPalaces/02AnEchoFromTheHostsThatProfessInfinitum.mp3]

Blastit (live from Daytrotter)

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ShabazzPalaces/005-Blastit….mp3]

Swerve… The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)

[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ShabazzPalaces/10Swerve…TheReepingOfAllThatIsWorthwhilenoirNotWithstanding.mp3]


Thanks and Enjoy.  and thanks.


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