Shabazz Palaces “Barksdale Corners”
I have really been liking the EP former Digable Planets rapper Palaceer Lazaro, now known as Shabazz Palaces, dropped earlier this year. If you haven’t heard the record from the group, who recently signed to Sub Pop records, it comes highly recommended to all hip hop fans. Another thing I like very much is the TV show The Wire, so when I saw that his latest song is the Wire referencing “Barksdale Corners,” I knew I was in for a treat. The hazy, ominous track was released by a Seattle arts weekly and comes in advance of his first full length, which should be out in 2011.