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Shabazz Palaces

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CHBP Main Stage Capitol Hill
Fri., July 24, 5:15 p.m. 2015 All Ages

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We say:

"Shabazz Palaces are really not a crew in the traditional hiphop sense, but more a conspiracy among three musicians: Ishmael Butler, Tendai Maraire, and Erik Blood. And there seems to be no break between how these conspirators dream and what appears on their new album. They are not alienated from this work." CHARLES MUDEDE

"When's the last time a hiphop album made more sense heard on a high-quality stereo through plush headphones and by oneself on clean LSD? That would be when Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty came out in 2014. Palaceer Lazaro and Tendai Maraire—with production help from Erik Blood—keep it ever surreal, drawing as much inspiration from OG rappers Last Poets as they do from astral-jazz innovator Sun Ra. Seattle's premier hiphop group has transcended funk and opted for an amoeboid and sidereal approach that's sly and stoned. That they can translate their studio wizardry to the stage is a true wonder." DAVE SEGAL

CHBP Main Stage

Pike St & Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

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