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Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

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Black Up

by Shabazz Palaces

  • mp3  320 kbps / m4a  320 kbps
  • Released 27/06/2011 on Sub Pop
What we said:
With Black Up, legendary rock label Sub-Pop have not only lost their hip hop virginity, metaphorically-speaking, they've gone tantric, releasing one of the most innovative rap offerings so far this year. It’s all the work of Shabazz Palaces, a Seattle-based trio fronted by Ishmael “Butter” Butler, previously of Cherrywine and the Grammy-winning jazz-rap outfit Digable Planets. There are nods to Butter’s musical past in tracks like the Flying Lotus-esque ‘Yeah You’ – which splices jazz percussion and brass with glitch-laden R&B – but mostly the outfit favour beds of murky electronics, brutal bass lines and claustrophobic, distorted lyrical flows. Highly impressive.

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Total: 36:01
Preview Shabazz Palaces - free press and curl 01. free press and curl 4:15
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum 02. An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum 3:14
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - Are you… Can you… Were you? (Felt) 03. Are you… Can you… Were you? (Felt) 4:47
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - A treatease dedicated to The Avian Airess from North East Nubis (1000 questions, 1 answer) 04. A treatease dedicated to The Avian Airess from North East Nubis (1000 questions, 1 answer) 2:45
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - Youlogy 05. Youlogy 3:58
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - Endeavors for Never (The last time we spoke you said you were not here.  I saw you though.) 06. Endeavors for Never (The last time we spoke you said you were not here.  I saw you though.) 2:51
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - Recollections of the wraith 07. Recollections of the wraith 3:35
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - The King’s new clothes were made by his own hands 08. The King’s new clothes were made by his own hands 2:06
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - yeah you 09. yeah you 3:20
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Preview Shabazz Palaces - Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding) 10. Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding) 5:10
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