We've teamed up with Popgun Booking to present hip-hop luminaries Shabazz Palaces on May 12 at Santos Party House in Manhattan, along with female rap duo Thee Satisfaction (who also appear on Shabazz Palaces' mindblowing new record Black Up ) and another opener TBA. We've got a few tickets to give away for this one courtesy of Popgun: just leave your name in the comments below or on Facebook, and I'll pick the winners at random next week. You can also purchase tix here.

In the meantime, check out this must read piece on Shabazz in the latest edition of Seattle's CityArts.

Shabazz Palaces :: an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum