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Hip-hop Shabazz Palaces. Black Up (Sub Pop)

16th July, 2011

Back in 1994, Ishmael Butler was briefly noted as the main man in Digable Planets, a jazz-rap trio from Brooklyn who enjoyed a soupçon of success before fading away. They’re still on the go but, these days, Butler devotes most of his energies to his solo project Shabazz Palaces, a weirder, darker proposition entirely.

The vast majority of Black Up sounds very like Flying Lotus’s brilliant Cosmogramma. The tempos lurch along with...

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