Shabazz Palaces Release Brand New Album "Quazarz: Born on a Gangster's Star" in July
May 24th Sub Pop Records released the first of now 2 teasers for the upcoming Shabazz Palaces album"Quazarz: Born on a Gangster's Star" on Youtube. On June 6th Sub Pop Records released another teaser for the upcoming Shabazz Palaces album and can be seen here on Youtube.
You can expect to hear the rest of their tracks on the record release date of July 14th 2017 but so far it seems pretty trippy. For those of you who don't know, Sub Pop is a large independent record label based out of Seattle. Shabazz palaces is in connection with Digable Planets, an old-school hiphop group and they also formed a group called "WOKE" with Flying Lotus and Thundercat, who just released an album too this year in February.
Additionally the duo is part of Black Constellation, which is a collective of socially conscious artsy types also based out of Seattle, WA. Their Tour started in May and they'll be visiting the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, California on August 19th for L.A.-based fans who are looking to catch a show from their upcoming tour to promote their new album.
Shabazz Palaces is another excellent hiphop duo. They are a bit out there and stuck on that cosmic tip but we don't mean that in a bad way. Their music is smart, creative, and relatable for those who tend to feel out of place as reports from the Sub Pop website suggests that the new album illustrates the struggles of a seemingly transfigurable being who expresses his difficulty adapting to a setting with so much fear, death, and destruction.