Shine a Light- Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces is an experimental rap group based out of Seattle. The duo recently dropped a new track titled: Shabazz Palaces – Shine A Light , which is building up the release of their second studio album Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, their most recent release since 2014. The rap duo consists of Ishmael Butler aka Palaceer Lazaro (formally butterfly Digable Planets) as well as Tendai “Baba” Maraire, a multi-instrumentalist. Shine a Light- Shabazz Palaces.
The Pacific Northwest region has always been overshadowed by the deep west coast sound and hasn’t been taken seriously in showcasing their potential. The duo flies under the radar creating a unique flow filled with experimental sounds, soulful lyrical elements, and dark underpinnings.
Due soon is the release of their album on July 14th, which features both well-known and unknown names such as Julian Casablancas, Thundercat, Gamble and Huff and many more. There is a feeling of curiosity that captivates you through their use of word choice and an easy-going melody that lures you in.