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Shabazz Palaces – ‘They Come In Gold’

Shabazz Palaces – ‘They Come In Gold’

Shabazz Palaces are back with a new album Lese Majesty on 29th July on Sub Pop. Gorilla vs Bear is pretty taken with the album as a whole (“the future of hip-hop”). I haven’t heard the record yet myself but ‘They Come In Gold’ is typically of the authoritative poetic leftfield sonic rap we’ve come to expect from former Digable Planets man Ishmael Butler.

‘They Come In Gold’ Lyrics

Sanity, a visage of my wealth
Lost but always found before the idols that I’ve knelt
Strategy, the only way to cry
Keep it do or die and always think in terms of I
Reverie, some legend futures past
Revelry, instead for it renders hella fast
Capitol, a sound that’s on the rise
It’s slaking unrealized until essence has been razed
Sepulcher, a stage enlived by ghosts
Floating off with bags of the blood encrusted dough.”

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty Tracklist

Suite 1: The Phasing Shift
01 Dawn In Luxor
02 Forerunner Foray
03 They Come In Gold

Suite 2: Touch & Agree
04 Solemn Swears
05 Harem Aria
06 Noetic Noiromantics

07 The Ballad of Lt. Major Winnings

Suite 3: Palace War Council Meeting
08 Soundview
09 Ishmael
10 Down 155th in the MCM Snorkel

Suite 4: Pleasure Milieu
11 Divine of Form
12 #Cake

Suite 5: Federal Bureau Boys
13 Colluding Oligarchs
14 Suspicion of a Shape

Suite 6: High Climb To The Gallows
15 Mind Glitch Keytar Theme
16 Motion Sickness

Suite 7: Murkings On The Oxblood Starway
17 New Black Wave
18 Sonic Myth Map For the Trip Back