New Signing: Shabazz Palaces Ink With Sub Pop!
Fresh from signing an exclusive license deal with Inertia just a few weeks ago, iconic label Sub Pop have announced emerging Seattle hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces have inked a deal with the company.
Led by Palaceer Lazaro aka Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, formerly of 1990s boho-hop group Digable Planets and Cherrywine, Shabazz Palaces have gathered intense interest from the Seattle community after the release of two well-regarded EPs in 2009. The group are set to release their debut full length early next year.
Sub Pop founder Jonathan Poneman speaks excitedly of the match.“It’s in the initials. We SPs need to stick together—and we do. Seattle is our home and that means a lot to both parties. And we’re not stopping at both parties, our professional collaboration will undoubtedly inspire many more parties, with some choice SP music as the soundtrack. To put it more prosaically—but no less sincerely—we at SP are honored, humbled and psyched to have been given the responsibility of further introducing the world to the music of SP”
Check out a compilation video of Shabazz Palaces songs:
Shabazz Palaces will release their debut album in 2011 on Sub Pop