Shabazz Palaces announces new mini-album, Robed In Rareness

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Shabazz Palaces is returning with new music. On October 27, they’re releasing a new mini-album, Robed In Rareness, via Sub Pop. It’s their first new music since 2020’s The Don of Diamond Dreams, and features seven new songs, featuring guests Porter Ray, Lil Tracy (who is Ishmael Butler’s son) and Geechi Suede of Camp Lo. Hear “Binoculars” (feat. Royce the Choice) below.

A Q&A “Query” released with the announcement of the record states, “Now in 2023, on their eighth go, Shabazz is icier than ever, pushing the limits of style and wit for the hottest days on record. Hydroplaning over molten asphalt on a cloud of arctic vapor, distilling a sparkling vintage too complex for amateur palates, it’s the Palaces. Built by hands divinely guided by practice-honed instinct—for the wonder and inspiration of generations coming behind.”

Read our Greatest Hits interview with Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces. Black Up is also featured on our list of the 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums.

Shabazz Palaces Robed in Rareness tracklist:

1. Binoculars (feat. Royce The Choice)  
2. Woke Up In A Dream (feat. Lil Tracy) 
3. P Kicking G (feat. Porter Ray)     
4. Cinnamon Bun (feat. Lavarr the Starr)
5. Scarface Mace (feat. O Finess)  
6. Gel Bait (feat. Geechi Suede)     
7. Hustle Crossers

Shabazz Palaces tour dates:

Sep. 27 – Kingston, NY – Tubby’s
Sep. 28 – Toronto, ON – Great Hall
Sep. 29 – Montreal, QC – Entrepot 77 (Late)
Sep. 29 – Montreal, QC – POP Montreal Festival (Early)
Oct. 1 – Washington, DC – DC9

Apr. 4 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Apr. 5 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Apr. 6 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Apr. 7 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

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