Shabazz Palaces The Don of Diamond Dreams

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    • Shabazz Palaces – Portal North: Panthera
    • Shabazz Palaces – Ad Ventures
    • Shabazz Palaces – Fast Learner feat. Purple Tape Nate
    • Shabazz Palaces – Wet
    • Shabazz Palaces – Chocolate Souffle
    • Shabazz Palaces – Portal South: Micah
    • Shabazz Palaces – Bad Bitch Walking feat. Stas THEE Boss
    • Shabazz Palaces – Money Yoga feat. Darrius
    • Shabazz Palaces – Thanking The Girls
    • Shabazz Palaces – Reg Walks By The Looking Glass feat. Carlos Overall
    • 1. Portal North: Panthera
    • 2. Ad Ventures
    • 3. Fast Learner feat. Purple Tape Nate
    • 4. Wet
    • 5. Chocolate Souffle
    • 6. Portal South: Micah
    • 7. Bad Bitch Walking feat. Stas THEE Boss
    • 8. Money Yoga feat. Darrius
    • 9. Thanking The Girls
    • 10. Reg Walks By The Looking Glass feat. Carlos Overall

    Shabazz Palaces’ 'Black Up', the group’s Sub Pop debut, was recently hailed as one of the best albums of the decade by outlets like Pitchfork, Gorilla Vs Bear, and Variety. Pitchfork summed it up thusly: “Black Up is drowned in murky instrumentals and bombastic, introspective rhymes. The sounds flirt with jazz but also root themselves in a firm understanding of silence, or the sparse magic of simplicity. The songs teem with unexpected climaxes...From great mystery exploded an album of impossible vision.” That “impossible vision” has continued to confound and engage Shabazz Palaces fans over the course of four acclaimed albums and two EPs. Each release feels like an evolution, letting the music speak for itself, while slowly revealing more about its creator. With The Don of Diamond Dreams, the group’s fifth album, that spirit remains, this time embracing modernism in hip-hop and rap.

    Featuring 10 tracks in 43 minutes, the album features the highlights “Fast Learner (ft. Purple Tape Nate),” “Chocolate Souffle,” “Bad Bitch Walking (ft. Stas THEE Boss), and “Thanking The Girls.” It also features contributions from singer/keyboardist Darrius Willrich, Seattle’s OCnotes (who collaborated with Shabazz leader Ishmael Butler on the Knife Knights project), Los Angeles musician Carlos Overall, and bassist Evan Flory-Barnes.

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