Shabazz Palaces Reveal Grim, Giant-Populated “#CAKE” Video


Shabazz Palaces, the Ishmael Butler-helmed avante-hip hop perplexity out of Seattle, released the royal Lese Majesty earlier this year on the suddenly hip hop-forward Sub Pop (see also: clipping.).

The group has followed with a video for the single “#CAKE.” The treatment of the track, which features Catherine Harris-White of frequent co-collaborators and fellow Seattleites THEEsatisfaction, was entrusted to music video veteran Hiro Murai (St. Vincent, Spoon, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt, and more).

The result is a video fusing rags and riches, in which godlike figures dwell in dark alleys, empty streets, and abandoned warehouses. It’s surreal and alarming, and it echoes the themes of Lese Majesty.

Tyler Hanan

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