Season 2011 Episode 20110811

Meet Shabazz Palaces

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Meet Shabazz Palaces
Seattle’s Ishmael Butler, A.K.A. Butterfly of the Digable Planets, has effortlessly transformed himself, departing from the golden age roots that he’ll eternally be known for. Fifteen years after “Rebirth of Slick,” Butler emerges with an evolved take on his format. His new project Shabazz Palaces is lyrical and abstract, but it’s not pushing for artsy appeal. The music is trippy and tasty, and the only intentional intrigue lies in the promotion (the band forgoes interviews, explanations, and social media for sheer mystery).moreless

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