By Robin Murray for www.clashmusic.com
Much more than a vehicle for Ishmael Butler, Shabazz Palaces utilises the talents of some astonishingly talented musicians.
Tendai Maraire is a case in point. The son of a Mbira master, the percussionist has long been a tantalising figure on the fringes of hip hop.
Pairing up with Hussein Kalonji, the Seattle based duo have formed Chimurenga Renaissance with their debut LP falling next month.
Titled ‘riZe vadZimu riZe’ it will be released via Brick Lane, with new cut ‘The B.A.D. Is So Good’ arriving online a few moments ago.
As Exclaim (via FACT) point out, a press release describes the album thus: “We were ordained to build a bridge strong enough to span oceans, but don’t fall off. Under the waters, we’re waiting with paws each larger than the head of a lion, rows of teeth, and jaws stronger than a Megaladon. Together, we are the black leviathan, panther of the deep”.
Check out ‘The B.A.D. Is So Good’ below.