Ghostly electronic wails. Low end that rattles trunks as violently as any bass track, ever. An mbira interlude that carries more emotional weight than most rappers’ entire albums. A taunting Palaceer Lazaro repeating the question, “Who do you think you are?” — less an inquiry, and more a condemnation of the nebula of wackness that exists throughout hip-hop’s far-reaching universe.
Shabazz Palaces defies explanation. You don’t interpret its music. You exist in it. Black Up coming May 31, 2011.
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