Shabazz Palaces announced earlier this year that they’re releasing two new albums, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, each of which will be released on July 14 via Sub Pop. Today, the Seattle hip-hop duo has released another new track from the former, titled “Since C.A.Y.A.”, which features Thundercat. Shabazz Palaces’ Palaceer Lazaro (aka Ishmael Butler) released a statement about the track:
“In the era of Quazarz youth, The Central District of Seattle, Washington shone wildly vibrant and pulsed strong like the muscles of the heart. Brave Forerunners, from warm points south, had arrived settled and soon began to born and unleash dazzle of all sorts from this green remote. It was here on a sunny, July day over a free lunch at the C.A.Y.A. baseball field watching the Frontiersman smash an east side club to dust, that Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star — with confused terror then resolute determination — first looked his dreams in the eye. Thee rest as they say, is mystery. The Heritage House, Lowe’s Grocery and One Stop Burgers are gone; fact is, from that glorious epoch there remain few vestiges… I’m one of them.”
Listen to the Shabazz Palaces “Since C.A.Y.A.” stream below. Quazarz follows 2014’s Lese Majesty.