Recent discussions about Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces — the experimental hip-hop duo consisting of Palaceer Lazaro and Baba Maraire — have revolved around the unknown release date of their forthcoming album and the emergence of their side project Chimurenga Renaissance with Hussein Kalonji. No more need to speculate about that next Shabazz album, though. Lese Majesty is expected to drop at the end of July, and the duo debuted the whole thing during a recent listening party at the Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome. The performance had writers at The Stranger claiming that the upcoming album is “the future of hip-hop.” No new music is online yet, so the album will have to remain literally in the future for the time being.
Lese Majesty drops 7/29 via Sub Pop.