Shabazz Palaces

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.

Comments (8)
  1. Silly bloggers, they have been the future of hip hop for a long time.

  2. I’m looking forward to a Shabazz Palaces-esque kind of summer.

  3. I’m way beyond excited for this one.

  4. It wasn’t a live performance at the Laser Dome, it was a listening party, bumping the new album at 10,000 watts. The album impressed in entirely unexpected ways. The band couldn’t attend bc they were sound checking across town for the premiere performance of Chimurenga Renaissance (which was also badass).

  5. Shabazz Palaces!

    “Black Up” was the best hip hop album of 2011 hands down.

    This is the best news ever.

    • seriously! it was an amazing album! i might have had a few too many jalapeno margaritas tonight, but I’m so stoked for this new album. Everything they have put out has been great so far.

  6. Well this is exciting. I was waiting for this year’s great hip hop album (and don’t want to put ALL of my hip hop eggs in my Chance the Rapper basket).

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