Videos: Shabazz Palaces @ Il Motore (04. 11. 2012)

Posted on April 16, 2012 |

Fat, thumping beats.

On point rhymes from an exceptional MC.

All that was needed on stage was a Macbook, Congas, Mbira and a high-hat drum for their live Montreal debut and the best Hip Hop show i’ve seen in eons.

Shabazz Palaces is a Seattle-based hip-hop collective, led by Ishmael Butler aka “Palaceer Lazaro” (once “Butterfly” of early 90’s jazz-rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire.

Their debut album “Black Up”, which came out last Summer, was the first hip hop release by venerable Seattle label Sub Pop.

They performed their entire album, along with a few tracks from their two EPs.

So much goodness crammed into 90 minutes.

The few videos I shot do reflect this in small doses. Video quality not all there
but the sound is pretty tight.

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