Both of Shabazz Palaces' New Albums Are Now Streaming, So Take a Voyage

You don't even need drugs to trip out to the two albums, which are out July 14.

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Jul 6 2017, 3:28pm

After giving us glimpses into the elaborate soundworld they've created, Seattle dons of experimental rap Shabazz Palaces are finally letting us into that alternate dimension. Their two-part Quazarz album (Born on a Gangster Star and vs. the Jealous Machines) is now streaming courtesy of NPR First Listen.

Both volumes are strange, uncanny treks; surrealist critiques of the modern rap game ("30 Clip Extension" is as venomous as it is psychedelic) that succeed thanks to the group's unmistakable cavernous production and a cast of ace session players like Thundercat helping out. You can listen to Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star here and Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines here.