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Digable Planets – Blowout Comb vinyl reissue
Brace yourself for our second gushing Light in the Attic post of the week: the label has announced the first vinyl reissue of our favorite hip-hop record ever, Digable Planets' still somewhat under-appreciated, ahead-of-its-time 1994 classic, Blowout Comb...
gorilla vs. bear presents: Shabazz Palaces + THEESatisfaction
We're psyched to present the return of the great Shabazz Palaces to Dallas, along with their Seattle homies/collaborators THEESatisfaction, live at the Granada Theater on May 2. We have 5 pairs of tickets to give away for this one courtesy of the venue; to enter, just leave your name in the com…
premiere: Shabazz Palaces x Lushlife
Shabazz Palaces throw down their warped, futuristic murk over the new Heems-assisted single from Philly's Lushlife on this mind-bending new remix, featuring a revelatory verse from the head Palaceer himself. Check the Shabazz-appropriate title: "Hale-Bopp was the Bedouins (Shabazz Pala…
mp3: Shabazz Palaces – “Swerve…”
Here's the closing track from our undisputed album of the year at this point, Shabazz Palaces' Black Up. Digable Planets fans will appreciate the "Escapism" nod at the end (which, as Ishmaelites points out, originates from this).
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Black Up is out June 28 on …
Shabazz Palaces sign to Sub Pop

Sub Pop has signed Seattle's Shabazz Palaces, with the group's "debut full-length expected and anticipated in 2011." If you don't already own SP's two amazing EPs, you can listen to a few tracks below via Sup Pop's Soundcloud page.

Shabazz Palaces sampler