January 30 2012
Last year Shabazz Palaces release one of the best hip hop releases of 2011. Even Rhythm Lab Radio nominated him as a finalist for its first ever Artist of The Year Awards. If you are not familiar with Shabazz Palaces, you might remember his previous musical life as Butterfly from the 90's iconic hip hop group Diggable Planets.
Shabazz Palaces is also the first hip hop act signed to the indie label Sub Pop. Shabazz Palaces' debut release Black Up is one of the most refreshing hip hop release I have heard in a very long time.
That is why I'm very happy to see that the music blog Seizure Chicken and music promoter Battlecry will be bringing his unique sound to Mad Planet on April 4. Opening for Shabazz will be the Dope Folks' DJs. Tickets are on sale right now through Battlecry. In the meantime check out Shabazz Palaces' new video for the song "Are You... Can You... Were You? (Felt)"