Read: "The Cosmic Consciousness of Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler" Wed Oct 11th Unable to show videos. Please click here to accept cookies and enable embedding of videos. 2017 shabazz palaces Bandcamp Daily interviews Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler about his ambitious body of work; "how he blends the concrete sensibilities of hip-hop with the outermost regions of space, and why both lend to his music’s complete and cosmic whole." Read it in full here. "The process to me, I hold it dear, because emotionally, I’m so attached to it. Talking about it is almost like talking to you about a picture of my girlfriend with no clothes on. It’s not something that I really want to reveal to any and everybody, because it is intimate" - Ishmael Butler Also watch Shabazz Palaces' new KEXP session in full: Shabazz Palaces is one of the curators of Le Guess Who? 2017, who have invited jazz legend Pharoah Sanders, Gonjasufi, Fhloston Paradigm, Natasha Kmeto, and OCnotes.