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Studio Sessions

Shabazz Palaces performing at KEXP.

February 14, 2012 Seattle's otherworldly hip-hop group brings their hypnotic, battering low end beats to KEXP.

Interviews & Profiles

Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction (from left to right, Ishmael Butler, Catherine Harris-White and Stasia Irons) outside Caffe Vita in Capitol Hill.

June 29, 2011 We sat down with the city's most enigmatic groups in Capitol Hill, the hub of Seattle nightlife.

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The British producer SBTRKT wears one of his many the African-inspired masks.

February 18, 2012 Many musicians at the intersection of electronic music and hip-hop are obscuring their identity.

Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction (from left to right, Ishmael Butler, Catherine Harris-White and Stasia Irons) outside Caffe Vita in Capitol Hill.

June 29, 2011 We sat down with the city's most enigmatic groups in Capitol Hill, the hub of Seattle nightlife.

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Shabazz Palaces

November 26, 2011 NPR Music's Stephen Thompson picks new music for the hard-to-please on a host's shopping list.

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Cover art for Shabazz Palaces.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Tom Waits and more artists from S to W.

Ishmael Butler, alumnus of Digable Planets and leader of Shabazz Palaces.

June 19, 2011 Hear the latest album from the clandestine hip-hop crew in its entirety until its release.

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  • Album: Black Up
  • Artist: Shabazz Palaces
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Released: 2011