Shabazz Palaces, to me, represents much more than just a new brand of music. I have been hoping for years that someone would come along and bring hip-hop back to a place where experimentation and progression was once again encouraged. While Shabazz Palaces has been around for a few years now, it is only as of the past year or so that they have really gained some traction in the independent music world. With their upcoming album Black Up dropping June 28 via Sub Pop, Shabazz took to the stage for a special performance at KEXP’s Hood To Hood, where they unleashed some cuts from Black Up, their 2009 EP Shabazz Palaces/Of Light, and some unreleased gems. [via]
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Download: Shabazz Palaces Live At KEXP’s Hood To Hood [Mediafire]