Shabazz Palaces
Features // 6 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
Media // 2 Articles

The Best Hip-Hop of 2014
11 Dec 2014 // 9:10 PM

This year's push of stylistic diversity, craft, and experimentation adds fuel to hip-hop's movement into the future.

The Forerunner: An Interview with Shabazz Palaces
1 Sep 2014 // 9:30 PM

"It’s just like exploration really, and just jumping off certain types of cliffs and trying to open up sonic parachutes that’ll get you floating down to your destination and landing on two feet."


Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz: Born a Gangster / Quazarz Vs. The Jealousy Machines
31 Jul 2017 // 2:34 AM

Shabazz Palaces return with a double-album that’s progressive, singular, and utterly unsuccessful.

Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty
28 Jul 2014 // 9:06 PM

The innovative hip-hop duo from Seattle is back with another genre bending album.


Shabazz Palaces - "Dawn in Luxor" (Singles Going Steady)
27 May 2016 // 5:45 AM

"Luxor" seems like an Afro-futurist ether-world, a place where oppressed populations can congregate and, if necessary, escape to.

Shabazz Palaces Headlines the "Mountain Series" from Pickathon (video) (premiere)
29 Mar 2016 // 5:18 AM

Shabazz Palaces perfectly exemplifies the Pickathon aesthetic as they have greatly expanded hip-hop's palette.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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