Members: Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz–hip hop group Digable Planets) and Tendai "Baba" Maraire (son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire)
Biography:Shabazz Palaces released two Eps: Shabazz Palaces and Of Light in 2009 before being signed to Sub Pop and releasing Black Up in 2011
Major Discography:Black Up (2011) & Lese Majesty (2014)
Genre: Alternative/experimental hip-hop
Similar Artists: ~Chimurenga Renaissance, Digable Planets, THEESatisfaction~
"Most Similar" Bonnaroo Artist: Flying Lotus
Physical Reaction/Live Show
Although I've never seen them live, reviews and recordings suggest a relatively chill hip-hop show with plenty of head bobbing and heavy bass. I’d guess that the intensity/energy level will be closer to Freddie Gibbs & Madlib than Run the Jewels.
They are members of the art collective Black Constellation.
Although I've never seen them live, reviews and recordings suggest a relatively chill hip-hop show with plenty of head bobbing and heavy bass.
I've seen them -- that is a pretty accurate description of their show. Live, they change up the songs as compared to the studio album versions to keep things fresh and interesting. Definitely worth checking out.