Quazarz: Born on A Gangster Star/ Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines
Psychedellic isn’t a term one often uses when describing hip-hop music, however there is no other word which adequately Shabazz Palaces sound, especially on its two latest releases: Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. Spacey, rich, textural and kaleidoscopic, Shabazz Palaces return with two full-length albums that continue to cement the group’s reputation as one of the most unique presences in all of hip-hop. Blending the unrestrained concepts of free jazz with the most far out aspect of ’70s funk, the new records occupy the realms of Golden-era, classic hip-hop and new, experimental areas of the genre.