Alright, enough Yeezus. Now for some soul-cleansing: the striking, beautiful new video from Shabazz Palaces.
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.
Press Play to hear the new joint. Click here to get it for free.