1. WATCH: Shabazz Palaces – “Black Up” Album Video Presentation.

    Shabazz Palaces – the creative seed of Ishmael Butler, formerly of Digable Planets – drops a compellingly artsy “Album Video Presentation” that our friends at Complex premiered earlier, but we couldn’t resist re-posting. Alternating images both soothing (e.g. meditative ocean waves at dawn, lush rain forests, long-shadowed greenhouses) and jarring (e.g. slaughtered pigs in a butcher shop, folks queued up despondently on a Brooklyn BX street corner, prone bodies in the aforementioned lush rain forest) – and accompanied by passages from SP’s inspired Black Up LP – it’s either a poignant commentary about humanity, or the lost wonky episode of Lost . We celebrate its merits in either case.

    Buy the album and other cool stuff, HERE .

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