Psychedelic explorer Ishmael Butler reflects on the evolution of Shabazz Palaces

Staying in his house isn’t getting to hip-hop pioneer Ishmael Butler. The Seattlelite has built a transcendent career from his home studio, and as Shabazz Palaces’ fifth major release traverses the globe and connects everyone’s mind’s eye, he will sit on his throne. He’s itching to come and show it to us though…

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