Shabazz Palaces Bring The Boho-Gangster Sound Back To The Town

Ishmael Butler aka Ish, aka Butterfly of Digable Planets will be in Seattle at Neumo’s on January 8th. He will be performing with his new group Shabazz Palaces and introducing a completely new flavor of neo-deconstructed hip hop. They call it the boho-gangster sounds and for those who havn’t had a chance to listen to them, a small intimate setting such as the one provided by Neumo’s will probably be a great opportunity.The group has a CD and Ep available for sale on their website so go support your local Seattle brethren.

This is the video to the song Belhaven Meridian which was probably their most well received song. I myself would suggest listening to the song entitled “A Mess” to really hear Ish and how he is so unique as a vocalist.The song samples the popular Bootsy Collins hit “Id Rather Be With You.”

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