Shabazz Palaces - Live @ KEXP

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KEXP.ORG presents Shabazz Palaces performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 14, 2017.

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Host: Stas Thee Boss
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Scott Holpainen, Alaia D'Allesandro & Jeff Wenzel
Editor: Scott Holpainen


Shabazz Palaces is an American hip hop duo from Seattle composed of Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire, son of mbira master Dumisani Maraire. They have been active since 2009 and have released two studio albums, Black Up (2011) and Lese Majesty (2014), to critical acclaim. In July 2017, they released two more albums, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, both on Sub Pop.
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