Black Up(Explicit)

Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Explicit) Explicit Content Preview Black Up (Explicit)
Release Date:

27/06/2011

Record Label:

Sub Pop

  1. £5.49
7digital 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.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

free press and curl (Explicit)

4:15
2

An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum (Explicit)

3:14
3

Are you… Can you… Were you? (Felt) (Explicit)

4:47
4

A treatease dedicated to The Avian Airess from North East Nubis (1000 questions, 1 answer) (Explicit)

2:45
5

Youlogy (Explicit)

3:58
6

Endeavors for Never (The last time we spoke you said you were not here.  I saw you though.)

2:51
7

Recollections of the wraith (Explicit)

3:35
8

The King’s new clothes were made by his own hands

2:06
9

yeah you (Explicit)

3:20
10

Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding) (Explicit)

5:10
Duration:
36:01
Genres:
Hip-Hop/Rap