Shabazz Palaces are an American hip hop duo from Seattle composed of Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of jazz-rap group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire. Active since 2009, they have released four studio albums on Sub Pop. Pushing into new frontiers of psychedelic sounds and afro-futuristic territories Shabazz Palaces boldly defy convention and their last album “Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines” released in 2017 was received with widespread critical acclaim. Two-time winners of All Music’s ‘Favourite Rap Album awards’ the duo have just completed a worldwide tour supporting Lauryn Hill.