Experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are back with a new tune for your ears. “Shine a Light,” their first new music in 3 years, is the lead single on their forthcoming album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star. Featuring fellow Seattle funk band Thaddlllac, the track is a fresh take on 70s soul and classic hip-hop with some killer strings. Check out the the lyric video above, where a light appropriately illuminates dope verses.
After touring with Radiohead last year in support of the band’s ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool, Shabazz Palaces are finally back with an album of their own, their first since 2014’s Lese Majesty. Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is set to be released July 14 on Sub Pop Records. You can preorder it right here, including a special Loser Edition colored vinyl record, while supplies last.
Revisit “Forerunner Foray” from their last album Lese Majesty below.
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