When Ishmael Butler and Tendai “Baba” Maraire of the forward-thinking, experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces released their critically-acclaimed album, Black Up via Sub Pop in 2011, it was apparent that the genre-bending musicians were zooming ahead of current music trends. And now it’s time for us to catch up. The Seattle collective just released a video for one of the album’s most sonically-adept (and well-overdue) tracks, “An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum.”
 
Far from conventional, the Joris Grelet-directed, black-and-white video mimics the song’s hypnotic synths with uncanny cuts of the ocean, trees and some sword and molotov-wielding ninja-like assassins who seem ready to wreak havoc on anyone who crosses their path. Check out the video as well as tour dates for Shabazz Palaces below.
 

 
Tour Dates For Shabazz Palaces:
06/21 – Singapore – Home Club
06/22 – Hanoi, Vietnam – American Club
06/23 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Cargo Bar
06/26 – Hong Kong, China – Backstage Live
06/27 – Manila, China – B-Side
06/28 – Shanghai, China – Yuyintang
06/29 – Beijing, China – Yuyintag
07/02 – Busan, Korea – Almost Famous
07/04 – Seoul, Korea – Club Keu
07/13 – Seattle, WA – Silver Jubilee
08/02-04 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival
08/09 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Fest