For anyone in the know, few acts exist like Shabazz Palaces. A group that’s ready to push the bounds of what you think hip hop can be, the revolutionary group is gearing up for their new album release. With The Don of Diamond Dreams set for release in April, their new single “Chocolate Souffle” and its subsequent video are on a whole other stratosphere.
The song includes instrumentals that cross into funk from another planet and darkwave touches that you don’t typically get in hip hop. While the verse is spit with an unmatched intensity, the way the song plays out is more future than any rap out there today. The video is filled with visuals that feel like they’re beaming from the mother ship, just showcasing that Shabazz Palaces is on another level whether it be musically or creatively.
The video can be seen above or on YouTube. The single can be streamed on all streaming sites. The Don of Diamond Dreams can be preordered on multiple formats and bundles directly from Sub Pop Records ahead of its April 17 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Patrick OBrien Smith.