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Shabazz Palaces

About

Shabazz Palaces is an American hip hop group from Seattle led by Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz rap group Digable Planets). Much of the Butler's work as Shabazz Palaces has been made in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire, son of mbira master Dumisani Maraire. Active since 2009, Shabazz Palaces has released five studio albums on Sub Pop after self-releasing two EPs. Their most recent album, The Don of Diamond Dreams, was released on April 17, 2020.

Articles

February 24, 2022

KEXP Announces Black Constellation Podcast Fresh Off the Spaceship

Chronicling the history of the Seattle artist collective that features Shabazz Palaces, Stas THEE Boss, Erik Blood, and others

pitchfork.com

Discs

20 Gear Science

December 10, 2021

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MEGA CHURCH

July 1, 2020

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The Don Of Diamond Dreams

April 17, 2020

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Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

July 14, 2017

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Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star

July 14, 2017

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Live at Third Man Records

June 3, 2016

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Lese Majesty

July 29, 2014

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Black Up

June 28, 2011

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Of Light

July 21, 2009

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Shabazz Palaces

June 23, 2009

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