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In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud…   Read Story »
Listening to Shabazz Palaces' "#CAKE" is already a weird enough experience, so leave it to perennial freaks Animal Collective to make it even weirder. Their remix of the Lese Majesty song devolves…   Read Story »
Seattle art-rap duo THEESatisfaction are nearly three years from releasing their debut album awE NaturalE, though they've given us the odd EP or mixtape since then. But the official follow-up is now…   Read Story »
I have been awake since Run The Jewels dropped RTJ2 around 3 this morning, and I am barely keeping my brain from turning into pink fuzz, so I will forgo my usual state-of-the-music video paragraph…   Read Story »
Adult Jazz, from Leeds, and Shabazz Palaces, from Seattle, work in different genres, but their respective approaches are similar. Adult Jazz turn Talk Talk-style art-pop into whirling rhythmic…   Read Story »
For their new music video for "Motion Sickness," Shabazz Palaces opt for intimacy instead of trying to top the ambitious, sprawling visuals for their recent single, "#CAKE." It paints a complex,…   Read Story »
It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse,…   Read Story »
At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus' butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision "Wrecking Ball," and Miley brought a homeless model (?) to the…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Shabazz Palaces, the experimental hip-hop group led by Ishmael Butler, put out the excellent debut album Black Up in 2011, and have been releasing singles lately from their new album, Lese Majesty.…   Read Story »