Black Up (streaming)
It’s not a regular thing, what Sub Pop has just done. So either their action was at request of Ishmael Butler, the heart and soul of Shabazz Palaces, or the label execs believe so much in the album they’ve just released that they want everybody to have the opportunity to hear “Black Up”. Yesterday, to coincide with the official release of Shabazz Palaces’ first album for Sub Pop, this curious video appeared on the label’s YouTube channel. A “listening room” tailor made for the African-futurist rap of Palaceer Lazaro. Here’s the complete album.