Black Up is the new sonic move from Shabazz Palaces. Like rich velvet hijabs or gold threaded abayas. Luxury as understood by the modest. Shabazz Palaces. If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their album. Forward thinkers but nostalgic for a sparer time when ancient astronomers only recognized five planets. Hip hop. ... Read more in Amazon's Shabazz Palaces Store
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5.0 out of 5 starsMore like an investment with high yield.17 Dec 2010
By frugel geezy - Published on Amazon.com
DO not sleep on Shabazz Palaces. This album, along with the other Self-titled one are nothing short of spectacular. These could be the most important albums to come along in some time. The stuff is sooo good I want to gush all about it, but I will restrain myself. When I saw that only one person had reviewed these albums I couldn't believe it and had to put my two cents in. Buy the CD's cuz of the cool patches and listen to it on a really good system or headphones and blast-off.
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5.0 out of 5 starswow27 April 2012
By ingonyama - Published on Amazon.com
Listened to the samples of the first three tracks and immediately bought this. Came across it wondering what Butterfly from Digable Planets is up to these days and found it, but it's completely different. Much bigger, trippy, wall of sound approach to the music and beats. Like if DP had sampled Mahavishnu Orchestra and the Strawberry Alarm Clock instead of all that more accessible jazzy stuff. Excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 starssparkle and shine26 Aug 2009
By A. hoffmann - Published on Amazon.com
Butter is on top of his game His lyrical flow sparkles and shines as his delivers a supreme and powerful message if one is willing to hear it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!