VIDEO: Maureen Interviews Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces

As previewed a few weeks ago, here is the full interview of Shabazz Palaces’ Palaceer Lazaro (bka. Ishmael Butler) by “budding Wooster, MA journalist Maureen.” Black Up coming June 28. Take advantage of advanced promo offers from Sub Pop Records, here.


VIDEO: Maureen Interviews Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces

Here’s something different: the mysterious yet very everyday “budding journalist extraordinaire,” Maureen, sat down with Ishmael Butler (otherwise known as Palaceer Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces — introduction extraneous if you’re a regular reader of this website). The clip above is a very brief preview.

Having a non-hop-hop head interview a very accomplished hip-hop artist, especially someone as ethereally-oriented as Butler, is something like asking a child to interview a physicist about how a nuclear fusion reactor is constructed. Non-sequiturs, possibly of the beautiful and unexpectedly insightful, may ensue. Make sure to watch for the interview in its entirety in the coming weeks.

On the album tip, SP’s Sub Pop debut, Black Up, is set for a June 28 release. But if you place an advance order on the LP before May 31, the label provides you with instant streaming access to the album and a free patch designed by the artist. Click here to take advantage of that offer.

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