Shabazz Palaces are an American alternative hip-hop outfit hailing from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 2009, the band consists of MC Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro, Butterfly, a former member of jazz-hop group Digable Planets, and musician/multi-instrumentalist Tendai Baba Maraire.
Signed to Sub Pop Records - and one of the only hip-hop style acts there - they first emerged with their self-titled debut EP in summer 09, and went on to release their first record Black Up in 2011 to critical acclaim.
2014 saw the release of 'Lese Majesty', which they toured around the UK, and after a live album in 2016, 2017 brought the band's newest releases, 'Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star', and 'Quazarz Vs The Jealous Machine'.
Shabazz Palaces venture to the UK and Ireland for five shows in November. catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.