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premiere: Porter Ray – Arithmetic
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 In
premiere: watch Shabazz Palaces’ surreal animated “Forerunner Foray” video
We're honored to debut the brilliant new video from Shabazz Palaces, for our favorite song from the best album of 2014. The multi-talented Chad VanGaalen brings the Palaceer's vivid and profound "Forerunner Foray" imagery to life with his psychedelic, surrealist animation; stars slung across the heavens, majestic time-traveling black stallions, and Magic Johnson surfing the spaceways on
premiere: Shabazz Palaces – Forerunner Foray
"Forerunner Foray" is the glowing, interstellar new single from Seattle's Shabazz Palaces: straight from the center of the the Phasing Shift, the Palaceer's distinctive visionary flow and cosmically palatial production bridge past and future, bolstered by the ill Hustler's Convention sample and spectral guest vocals from Cat of SP's Black Constellation comrades THEESatisfaction... Read
new Shabazz Palaces – “They Come In Gold”
Here's the long-awaited first track to be unveiled from Shabazz Palaces' lush, dizzyingly brilliant new full-length, Lese Majesty. Not necessarily the most representative track on the new record, "They Come in Gold" kicks off with the kind of diamond-hard beat and ominous flow that made Black Up the best album of 2011, but the comparison with the last record ends there. When taken out o
premiere: Chimurenga Renaissance – riZe vadZimu riZe visual album stream
Black Up remains one of our favorite albums of the last decade, so it goes without saying that we're pretty psyched about this: riZe vadZimu riZe, the triumphant debut LP from Shabazz Palaces member Tendai Maraire, aka Chimurenga Renaissance, is out today on Brick Lane Records, and this is the beautiful complementary visual accompaniment for the album, filmed in Zimbabwe...