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Lese Majesty [Explicit]

July 29, 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 28, 2014
  • Release Date: July 29, 2014
  • Label: Sub Pop Records
  • Copyright: 2014 Sub Pop Records
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  • Total Length: 44:53
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00K58XCB6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,157 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This is the second album from this Seattle based experimental hip-hop group. I thought the first album was pretty good though it was very experimental. This album is just as experimental. It is going to take some more listens before I can really review this album. On first listen, I did like the spacey ethereal beats. You really don't hear that through a full album anywhere in hip-hop right now. The verses are spit over the beats really well and at times have a flow that is just so original. The album did flow well, the songs moving from one to the next very cleverly. I really liked these beats with their almost ambient sounding bits, the way the bass lines ebb and flow was so cool. This album is just so different from anything else in hip-hop or just music in general. The more I listen the more I think this should be called Ambient Hip-Hop, something I really enjoy.
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This is another cool album by Shabazz Palaces. The sound scape continues to be unpredictable, intriguing, fresh, and head noddingly enjoyable. For both the words and sound scape, I at once try to experience it as well as understand it. Beyond mere anti-hip-pop, the feeling is authentic and exploratory.

From a Pitchfork review, “Lèse-majesté” is a capital crime in stricter monarchic societies that loosely translates to "the offending of royalty." It's an appropriate title for the network of verses Ishmael presents here, which glibly taunt the kings of the modern rap mainstream for slacking on the job."

While I tend to think that substantial portion of contemporary rap is stale lacking complexity, depth, or originality, I don't think it is necessary to frame this album as merely anti-mainstream. Instead, I would call Shabazz Palaces pro-authentic, pro-growth, pro-flavor, and pro-exploratory. If you crave a taste for something different, authentic, or hypnotic, give Shabazz Palaces a shot. The three releases prior to this Lese Majesty are worth a listen as well and are a bit more traditional in terms of verse, structure, and accessibility. If you have a chance, catch a live performance.
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By M. S. on August 10, 2014
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Much different experience than the first album. It's the only thing I can listen to now. I love it.
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I liked the album, but I really wanted to love it. There are some great songs but the songs just don't stick with me. Maybe I need some more listens...
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