Shabazz Palaces

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Shabazz Palaces: The Don of Diamond Dreams – alchemy in a world of algorithms
Divided between familiar territories and intangible unknowns, Ishmael Butler proves fascinatingly elusive on this uneven record

Tayyab Amin

16, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Miley, Morrissey and Marnie the opera: the essential pop, classical and jazz for autumn 2017
Liam goes for broke, St Vincent bounces back, Nico Muhly gets Hitchcockian, Taylor Swift defends her reputation, and Peggy Seeger pens her memoirs

Alexis Petridis, Andrew Clements, John Fordham and Robin Denselow

13, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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'We feel like aliens': Shabazz Palaces, the hip-hop duo beamed in from another planet
Following a pair of futuristic concept albums, rap’s oddest group talk about the rise of the robots, their Sub Pop mentality and feeling like outsiders in Trump’s America

Lanre Bakare

09, Aug, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star review – magnificently eccentric
(Sub Pop)

Kitty Empire

16, Jul, 2017 @6:59 AM

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Shabazz Palaces: Quazars review – finds the sweet spot between weird and direct | Alexis Petridis' album of the week
The Seattle rap duo stay weird without losing their edge, with two concept albums about a visitor from space – Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs the Jealous Machines

Alexis Petridis

13, Jul, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Flying Lotus unveils supergroup with Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat and George Clinton – listen
Have a listen to The Lavishments of Light Looking by Woke, and let us know what you think

Guardian music

29, Sep, 2015 @8:02 AM

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Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler: 'Starry is a way I can kind of describe myself'
Butler, one half of the hip-hop duo, tells the Guardian about gutting an old brewery and his favorite kind of #cake

Paula Mejia

01, Aug, 2014 @4:58 PM

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Five albums to try this week: Shabazz Palaces, Jenny Lewis and more
From Knifeworld's experimental prog metal to the literate indie rock of Alvvays, here are five new albums worth a listen this week

Tshepo Mokoena

28, Jul, 2014 @9:21 AM

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Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty review – spectacular, way-out hip-hop

Alexis Petridis: Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire's music seems totally without precedent, and even if sometimes it's just too weird to enjoy, more often it's genuinely thrilling

Alexis Petridis

24, Jul, 2014 @1:59 PM

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The Playlist: Hip-hop
Here are four great pieces of hip-hop – and one crushing disappointment from one of the scene's biggest names

Lanre Bakare

19, May, 2014 @9:54 AM

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Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler becomes A&R for Sub Pop
Rapper has a desk in Seattle label's office and wants to sign acts that are 'imaginative' and 'daring'

Sean Michaels

14, Aug, 2013 @11:08 AM

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One to watch: THEESatisfaction

The feelgood sensation of this year's SXSW festival, hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction talk to Hermione Hoby about the jazz, R&B and rap music that inspired their fresh new sound

Hermione Hoby

25, Mar, 2012 @12:01 AM

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