belated Tunes: Shabaaz Palaces, “Swerve…The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)”

The intricately nuanced Seattle-based hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces have been gaining an increasingly large following on the music blogosphere and we here at belated, baby are more than happy to jump onto the Shabazz Palaces bandwagon. “Swerve…”, the concluding song off their debut album Black Up out June 28th, is a hip-hop connoisseur’s delight. Layers of R&B-esque vocals, processed drums, and fluid verse coalesce to form a song that unveils a new side of itself after each listen.

You can give it a listen here and then open another tab and download the mp3 over at one of my favorite sites, Gorilla vs. Bear.