1. No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive Shabazz Palaces.
Stream Lese Majesty from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive Shabazz Palaces.

    Stream Lese Majesty from NPR Music’s First Listen

  2. publicradiomusicmonth:

    As you scour your local record stores for your wish list favorites during tomorrow’s Record Store Day, keep your eyes peeled for a 12” bright purple vinyl. It’s KEXP's first-ever offering for Record Store Day, a collaboration with Seattle-based label Sub Pop Records and local hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces, limited to only 2,000 copies.

    Photo by Dave Lichterman

  3. These days a slew of musicians from the oft-intersecting worlds of electronic music and hip-hop are tapping into that power by hiding their faces or wearing masks.

    — Andrew Matson via Musicians And Their Masks