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Templar Label

Shabazz Palaces – Of Light [EP]

$30.00

Templar Label

Shabazz Palaces – Of Light [EP]

$30.00

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Shabazz Palaces is an American, Seattle-based experimental hip-hop duo led by Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz–hip hop group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire.

Butler notes that the work of Shabazz Palaces differs from his previous work stylistically. He cites his primary influences as "abstract", pulling from podcasts and mixtapes. Butler attributes the use of African percussion and jazz overtones to his family's musical preferences. - Wiki

“Lazaro's approach is a refreshing change-- leading with your work instead of your persona; asking fans to interpret it rather than provide them answers. It's clear that he wants his art to be taken seriously, and based on his output so far it certainly will …. Lazaro occasionally spits conscious verses about struggling and corruption, but he's also not afraid to go all hardhead and talk tough. His lyrical subjects can be quotidian, frequently focusing on food and hanging out; his song titles, however, are frequently so long-winded that including all of them in full here would break any sensible editor's word count. The beats are dense and, at times, haunted; at the same time, this shit would sound great booming out of passing car windows.” - Pitchfork

Item description:

Artist:

Shabazz Palaces

Title:

Of Light

Label:

Templar Label

Format:

Vinyl, 12", EP, Green

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2013

Genre:

Hip Hop, Electronica

Style:

Abstract, Experimental

Catalog No:

TLG-LP-10

Condition:

New