Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Song of the Day #12: Shabazz Palaces - They Come in Gold

One picture's worth a thousand swerves...

Haha sweet oh my god it's finally happening! Three years ago they dropped Black Up, an instant cult classic, something that never really dropped out of my rotation. Everything I loved about that LP is back in force here, plus a bunch of new tricks. The way they start with a very insane-feeling sample loop and just flesh it out into something way more rich and full, that sort of expansion in music, that's really sick. The lyrics are back on some mysticism stuff, very intriguing. My favorite part is the sort of playfulness of the beat, the rhythm is very hard to follow exactly, but it's very enjoyable to try. The 2nd LP is feeling like a solid AOTY contender already.

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