, , , ,

480px-Black_upLUMPENPROLETARIATIt’s a feeling.  (So, turn it up.)

Check out the debut album, Black Up, published by Shabazz Palaces on the Sub Pop record label in 2011.  Ishmael Butler relocated from the east coast to Seattle, ready to rattle lesser MCs.  Personally, this is the coolest album on Sup Pop since Nirvana’s Bleach.

Shabazz Palaces
  • Ishmael Butler (aka Palaceer Lazaro) – vocals [1]
  • Tendai Maraire – instrumentation
Additional personnel
  • Blood – mixing
  • Dumb Eyes – artwork
  • Knife Knights – production
  • THEESatisfaction – featured vocals


Black Up: Official Album Short Film (2011) by Shabazz Palaces

Black Up (2011) by Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces Live at KEXP (Seattle, 2011)

Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)” by Shabazz Palaces


[1]  Formerly known as Butterfly with Digable Planets.


[6 NOV 2015]

[Last modified 6 NOV 2015  10:02 PDT]