Monday, July 21, 2014

Lese Majesty Review

This review is in accordance with my sentiments. If you don't already know, NPR is streaming it as of today but u really need to pre-order this from Sub Pop and get the limited edition 7 "Palace Slide" free.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lese Majesty LP: July 29

(Lion & Serpent by James Northcote, 1799)

The new LP is called Lese Majesty and is out on Sub Pop on July 29th in the USA; a few days later in Europe.

The title (meaning the crime of violating majesty, or an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign) seems to be a reference to what is happening in hip hop right now, and what has been happening for "all those years that thuggin went mainstream", but you might also take it more generally (what is happening in popular culture, or what we are doing to the world, or not being true to yourself) or more specifically (the recent hip hop grammy award)

Nothing else is known about it other than that illustrator Chad VanGaalen is working on a video clip. Also, it was recorded at their new self-built studio in the hometown.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

!!! Ex-clue-sive: the 1st single drops May 6th


it's called THEY COME IN GOLD. no word yet on whether that's the name of the album too. when i spoke with ish in february he told me that the arabic words on the above image are translations of his lyrics from one of the new LP's songs entitled "confirmation".

Live in Shanghai

I like the editing style here.

Shabazz Palaces LIVE from Daedalum Films on Vimeo.

Tune: Cee Knowledge & Cosmisc Funk Orchestra - Bandits

best shit i've heard from cee know in a while. this is smooth.

blackdiVa - if I were your queen, ish (demo)

blackdiVa serenades ish using his own lyrics - the start of a new genre?!

New Chimurenga Renaissance LP: RiZe vadZimu riZe

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