Shabazz Palaces Shares “Binoculars” Feat. Royce The Choice

Shabazz Palaces is set to release Robed in Rareness (Sub Pop), a new seven-song mini album on October 27, 2023. It is the first full collection of new material since The Don of Diamond Dreams, Shabazz Palaces’ critically acclaimed LP released in 2020.
Shabazz Palaces is masterminded by vocalist and producer Ishmael Butler, whose unstinting drive to reimagine Hip-Hop – even as he enjoys his fifth decade on Earth – remains undimmed. With Robed in Rareness, there’s a respectful eye on the past, an embrace of an ever-evolving present, and its feet are firmly planted in the future. It features collaborations with the likes of Seattle’s Royce The Choice and Porter Ray, Colorado Springs’ O Finess, Butler’s twin Lavarr the StarrBronx’s Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo), and Butler’s son, the incomparable Lil Tracy.

Robed in Rareness was produced by Shabazz Palaces, mixed by Erik Blood, and engineered by Ishmael Butler and Blood at Studio4 West in Venice, California, with mastering by Warren Defever at Third Man Mastering.
Shabazz Palaces’ first round of touring in support of Robed in Rareness begins with a short run of east coast dates on Wednesday, September 27th, in Kingston, NY at Tubby’s, and runs through Sunday, October 1st, at DC9.  The group will also appear at My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday event in Quintana Roo, MX, on April 4th, 2023—additional live dates to be announced soon.

Wed. Sep. 27 – Kingston, NY – Tubby’s
Thu. Sep. 28 – Toronto, ON – Great Hall
Fri. Sep. 29 – Montreal, QC – Entrepot 77 (Late)
Fri. Sep. 29 – Montreal, QC – POP Montreal Festival (Early)
Sun. Oct. 01 – Washington, DC – DC9
Thu. Apr. 04 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Fri. Aug. 05 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Sat. Aug. 06 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Sun. Aug. 07 – Quintana Roo, MX – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya