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Video: Shabazz Palaces’ Black Up Presentation

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     Video: Shabazz Palaces Black Up Presentation

    Shabazz Palaces‘ debut full-length, the CoS Top Star-earning Black Up, reinvents the boundaries of hip-hop beats with avant garde production and a poetic yet conscious lyrical style. As an introduction to those who have yet to give the disc a spin, the Seattle alt-hip-hop duo - comprised of multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire and Ishmael “Palaceer Lazaro” Butler (AKA Butterfly of Digable Planets) – teamed up with director Kahil Joseph to create a video presentation, which matches an array of urban, nature, and performance footage to snippets of the Black Up album, creating an audio-visual sampler plate. Watch below (via Complex.com).

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