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Just got this warped, Wire-referencing new joint in the mail from Palaceer Lazaro, frontman/MC of new Sub Pop-signees Shabazz Palaces. "Produced exclusively for issue 4“ of Seattle art magazine I Want You; get it on 7" by ordering the mag (for FREE, just pay shipping) here:
A couple selections from the two best rap records I've heard so far this year: "Children of the World" appears on the the new free, self-produced mixtape from Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T., and "Blastit" is taken from the self-released, self-titled EP from Seattle's Shabazz Palaces (Ishmael Butler, formerly of Digable Planets):
Get Big K...
Digable Planets played to a rare, exceedingly enthusiastic Tuesday night crowd at the Granada Theater here in Dallas last night. Although nostalgia definitely played its part in creating the overwhelming positive vibe in the room, the DPs stepped up and delivered what was probably the best hip-hip show here in town since the last time they rolled through. The group played (often re-worked versions of) most of their classic Reachin' and Blowout Comb joints over the course of their nearly 2-hour set, which was propelled by a tight live drummer and Jedi's thick-ass beats. We were also treated to what sounded like new material from the great Ishmael Butler (Butterfly), who I'd argue is one of the most underrated MCs from the tail end of hip-hop's golden age, and the dude has only improved over time. Now if they'd just release some new shit already.
Most shots by David. Check more shots of the Digable Planets live in Dallas after the jump...
We are unbelievably psyched to present one of my favorite groups of all time, the legendary Digable Planets, next Tuesday, November 18, at Dallas' own Granada Theater. We've got 5 pairs of tickets to give away for this one courtesy of the Granada; e-mail us at gorillavsbearcontests@gmail...