New Shabazz Palaces - "Bop Hard"

Shabazz Palaces

Unorthodox hip hop enthusiasts Shabazz Palaces have been receiving a whole wad of kudos—particularly from us—for their most recent debut full length, Black Up, being hailed by most as the rap album of the year (mind you, there is still the new Das Racist, Cool Kids, and Ye & Hova collaboration to come out). The collective lead by Palaceer Lazaro recently stopped by KEXL Radio station in Seattle and recorded a live session of album highlight “Bop Hard.”

Watching the group perform it live, with their timely rhythms, graceful instrumentation, Lazaro's hard rhymes, they bring The Roots to mind. Watch the session below:

Shabazz Palaces - "Bop Hard"