& now to foray into this Me-mania. To you the 167 a word from the OutPlace Palace Lands. Lese Majesty an Afri-Nowism is loaded
— Shabazz Palaces (@shabazzpalaces) June 17, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Ish has finally joined one of the 'social me-diums'; it's definitely great for fans to have a direct link to the man's onlinear recommendations. so far he's posted some great songs and pics of him with stars back in the day. He announced the leap in this typically poetic piece. ANyone hae any idea what "the 167" refers to?
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
This is a german hip hop show from the 90s featuring a behind the scenes look at the filming process for Digable's "Dial 7 (Axioms of Creamy Spies)" video, and includes brief interview footage with Ish and co. Fast forward to 48:30
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
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
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".