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gorilla vs. bear presents: SHABAZZ PALACES in TX

SHABAZZ TX 2017

As we mentioned this morning, the legends Shabazz Palaces are back, and they'll make their triumphant return to Texas this August. We're presenting both of the group's TX summer shows with the homies at Margin Walker: catch them at the Mohawk in Austin on August 23rd + at Dada in Dallas on August 24th...

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Shabazz Palaces announce new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, share first single “Shine a Light”

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Shabazz Palaces are back to shine a light on the fake. Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is out July 14th on Sub Pop.

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watch Kahlil Joseph’s new short film starring Kelsey Lu + Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces

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KENZO drops their spring/summer 2017 short film Music is my Mistress, written + directed by Kahlil Joseph, and starring Kelsey Lu and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, and featuring Shabazz Palaces' "...down 155th in the MCM Snorkel" + Kelsey Lu's "Morning After Coffee". Check it below:

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premiere: Porter Ray – Arithmetic

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Seattle rapper Porter Ray shares another hazy and seductive gem from his debut LP Watercolor, out next month on Sub Pop. "Arithmetic" showcases Porter's golden voice and effortlessly vivid flow over a dreamy, immersively narcotic beat, elevated by spectral siren calls from the great Stas THEE Boss (formerly of THEESatisfaction) and anchored by a crucial assist from revered Seattle MC Infinite...

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Shabazz Palaces to drop live LP on Jack White’s Third Man Records

SHABAZZ LIVE AT THIRD MAN

Shabazz Palaces + Third Man Records team up for the Shabazz Palaces 1979 Live at Third Man Records 12", out next Friday. Pre-order here, and listen to the eerie live version of "Youlogy" + check the tracklist below:

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watch short Shabazz Palaces doc Astral Observations

ASTRAL OBSERVATIONS

An animated short documentary/interview with the legend Ish Butler of Shabazz Palaces. Directed + edited by Andrew Franks:

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mp3: new Shabazz Palaces – The Mystery of Lonnie the Døn

SHABAZZ PALACES x ADULT SWIM

Shabazz Palaces drop a new track for the latest installment of Adult Swim's Singles 2015 series. Check the sinister noir vibes of "The Mystery of Lonnie the Døn" below, and stay up on Adult Swim's Singles 2015 here for new songs from Chromatics, DOOMSTARKS, Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels + more in the coming weeks...

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new Shabazz Palaces – Ham Sandwich

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Happy Black Friday from Shabazz Palaces

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Lots going on with the Shabazz Palaces crew today: first up, Tendai Maraire unveils a beautifully shot new video from his Chimurenga Renaissance project. Directed by Kyle Seago:

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In other SP news, the Seattle duo shouts out hometown hero Richard Sherman after a dominant performance in his squad's beatdown of the Niners last night:

And finally, watch "Skaters over Razor Blade Beats" as the group provides the soundtrack for this stunning new skate vid, directed by Alex Craig for Poler x Nike SB:

video: Shabazz Palaces – Forerunner Foray + Ishmael (live on KEXP)

SHABAZZ PALACES

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