Shabazz Palaces

Founded: 2009

Location: United States

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Shabazz Palaces is an American hip hop group from Seattle led by Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz rap group Digable Planets). Much of the Butler's work as Shabazz Palaces has been made in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire, son of mbira master Dumisani Maraire. Active since 2009, Shabazz Palaces has released five studio albums on Sub Pop after self-releasing two EPs. Their most recent album, The Don of Diamond Dreams, was released on April 17, 2020.


2011 Live At Sasquatch 2010
2011 Black Up
2014 Lese Majesty
2017 Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines
2017 Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star

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