Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE” Video (NSFW)

By Tom Breihan / August 22, 2014

Seattle art-rap darlings Shabazz Palaces just released Lese Majesty, their blunted and fractitious new album. It’s only right that “#CAKE,” the album’s single, sounds like it’s exploding and gluing itself back together at the same time. The track’s new video, from the consistently great director Hiro Murai, is similarly disorienting. It’s a dark and surreal fever-dream vision of giant bodies, of people on the run, and of bodies falling through space. Thanks to some nudity, it’s a bit NSFW. But the video is so hypnotic and absorbing that you might want to risk it rather than waiting until you get home to watch it. The video is below.

Lese Majesty is out now on Sub Pop.