cover by ward robinson This wild little guy has been out for a second but we were so busy with shows, shows and shows that we didn’t get a chance to make a huge deal about it! So behold—L.A. RECORD 104! First issue of our sixth year of printing with busting-through-the-mold L.A. transplant KING TUFF [...]
July 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments
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He started out in the early 90s as Butterfly of Grammy-winning, jazzy, smooth-rapping trio Digable Planets (remember who taught you how to be “Cool Like Dat?”), and then, after a seven-year hiatus, he returned as the singer of velvety electro-funk band Cherrywine. Six years later, he dropped twin EPs with Afro-Arabian imagery, Shabazz Palaces and Of Light, as the mysterious and press-evasive Palaceer Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces. Black Up is Butler’s debut LP as “Shabazz”—the first hip hop record ever for Seattle indie powerhouse Sub Pop—and here we find Ish at the top of his game
June 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments
Ishmael Butler is known by many names, most of which we aren’t meant to ever discover. Now he stands at the center of the universe of the mysterious Shabazz Palaces, holding court as Palaceer Lazaro in the first hip-hop group ever signed to Sub Pop. He speaks here about divine inspiration, being in love, and keeping perspective. This interview by Lainna Fader.
June 7th, 2011 · No Comments
Shabazz Palaces’ Black Up out June 28, 2011 on Sub Pop Seattle’s experimental hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces is coming to town and playing this Thursday at the Troubadour and we wanna see you there! The fine folks at Sub Pop have offered us two pairs of tickets to give away to L.A. RECORD readers so [...]