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
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...
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 comments below or over on Facebook, and we'll pick the winners the week before the show...
mp3: download THEESatisfaction’s Erykah Badu tribute mixtape
"peace to the Queen." Seattle duo THEESatisfaction drops a spaced-out, psychedelic tribute to Dallas' own @fatbellybella, aka Erykah Badu. Catch the ladies on tour, including a stop in NYC on Thursday with our girl Njena Reddd Foxxx, and download/proceed to lounge out to the mixtape for free below...
premiere: THEESatisfaction Loves Anita Baker mixtape
Here's a brand new short conceptual mixtape/Anita Baker homage from Shabazz Palaces collaborators/comrades THEESatisfaction. Listen to tape highlight "Cabin Fever Sweet Love" below + download the whole thing for free here. THEESat take their always rad live show on the road for a handful of shows this month, catch those tour dates after the jump...

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