Mystical rappers Shabazz Palaces talk about sci-fi escapism and political criticism

Sci-fi escapism and political criticism are intertwined on Shabazz Palace’s double-whammy of new records. Frontman Ishmael Butler explains how, as an African American, he feels like an alien in the Age of Trump and what Prince’s death tells us about our unhealthy obsessions with celebrity.

There’s a song on one of the two new albums Shabazz...

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