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Shabazz Palaces’ new album challenges the postmodern hip-hop norm

You may remember experimental hip-hop artist extraordinaire Ishmael Butler from the New York-based, jazz-infused hip-hop trio Digable Planets from the early 1990s. He rapped under the moniker Butterfly, and almost two decades later, he has re-emerged triumphantly as a part of the brilliantly unique intergalactic hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces.