Today, October 3rd, Shabazz Palaces shares “Scarface Mace (feat. O Finess),” a new highlight from his forthcoming album Robed in Rareness.
Shabazz Palaces is masterminded by vocalist and producer Ishmael Butler, and this steady, cerebral, and swaggy new tale features Colorado Springs-based rapper O Finess. Watch the new animated visualizer illustrated by Kobi Annobil/Player 99 Design Institute and animated by Ben Goldsmith.
The “Scarface Mace” single, which follows the release of “Binoculars (feat. Royce The Choice) and “Woke Up In a Dream” featuring Ish’s son Lil Tracy, is from Robed in Rareness, a new seven-song mini album, released worldwide on October 27th, 2023.
Robed in Rareness is the first full collection of new material since The Don of Diamond Dreams, their critically acclaimed LP released in 2020. The album features collaborations from the aforementioned Royce The Choice, O Finess, and Lil Tracy, along with Butler’s twin Lavarr the Starr, Seattle’s Porter Ray, and Bronx’s Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo).
Robed in Rareness was produced by Shabazz Palaces, mixed by Erik Blood, and engineered by Ishmael Butler and Blood at Studio4 West in Venice, California, with mastering by Warren Defever at Third Man Mastering.
Shabazz Palaces’ live shows in support of Robed in Rareness continue with a performance tonight, Tuesday, October 3rd, at New York City’s Mercury Lounge, and Sunday, November 12th in Los Angeles at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel for the LA3C Music & Food Festival. Shabazz Palaces will also appear at My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday event in Quintana Roo, MX, on April 4th, 2023—additional live dates to be announced soon.
Tue. Oct. 03 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (Late)
Sun. Nov. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - LA3C @ Theater at Ace Hotel
Thu. Apr. 04 - Quintana Roo, MX - Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Fri. Aug. 05 - Quintana Roo, MX - Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Sat. Aug. 06 - Quintana Roo, MX - Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Sun. Aug. 07 - Quintana Roo, MX - Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya