WPTS & VIA present: Shabazz Palaces w/ Expensive Sh*t, Tracksploitation
92.1 WPTS and VIA Pittsburgh present Sub Pop hiphop group SHABAZZ PALACES with Expensive Shit and Tracksploitation on Sunday, April 8th at the Shadow Lounge.
$10 advance / $15 door / 18+ / 9 PM
Tickets available in advance online at ShowClix.
A deliberately enigmatic hip-hop collective from Seattle led by the Palaceer, the rapper otherwise known as Ishmael Butler (also of Digable Planets). The group released two EPs last year – Shabazz Palaces and Of Light – but their first full-length release, Black Up (2011, Sub Pop), is their creative breakthrough. Over the course of 10 tracks, Butler and his collaborators pair thoughtful, sharply composed rhymes with beats that recall the grimy, claustrophobic sound of early Wu-Tang Clan and Company Flow as well as the blissful, atmospheric instrumental hip-hop of DJ Shadow.