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Shabazz Palaces Performs “Motion Sickness”

Hear the Seattle hip-hop group perform live on KEXP.

November 10, 2016

KEXP presents Shabazz Palaces performing “Motion Sickness” live in the KEXP studio. Recorded Aug. 6, 2014.

There’s a good reason that Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces is receiving national critical acclaim (including an 8.8 from Pitchfork!). There is simply nothing like them. The semi-mysterious hip-hop project was first credited to Palaceer Lazaro — whom over time, was revealed to actually be Ishmael Butler — once known as “Butterfly” of Digable Planets.

Shabazz Palace opens hip-hop up to new, previously unexplored heights. Black Up, their debut album, is a dense production that digs deep into jazz, African rhythms, avant structures and fractured beats amid more recognizable contemporary sounds. Butler’s often abstract lyrics seem both knowing and unknowable, while the whole mix together sounds simultaneously futuristic and anachronistic.

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Listen to more of Shabazz Palaces at www.shabazzpalaces.com.



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