Shabazz Palaces – “Belhaven Meridian” [OFFICIAL]

Remember Digable Planets? How could you not, especially with Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) reaching the generational milestone of being used in a commercial recently?  Well, while Mary Ann “Ladybug Mecca” Vieira is spending time being a talking head on VH-1 “Best Of…” retrospectives and Doodlebug is no where to be found, their former partner in rhyme, Butterfly, has re-emerged from his proverbial cocoon to take flight once again only this time is the form of Shabazz Palaces.  Initially, the project was wrapped in a shroud of secrecy with front man Butterfly aka Ishmael Butler aka Palaceer Lazaro refusing to do interviews or release photos for the enigmatic project.  The fog has surrounding the band has lifted (somewhat) with the release of their first video, Belhaven Meridian.  Sepia tinted and inverted, the video brings to mind Charles Burnett’s Killer Of Sheep.  Shabazz Palace’s currently have two sister projects available for purchase on their website.

Here’s Digable Planet’s Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) video just for nostalgia’s sake…

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