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Black Up Cosmetics: A Color Review

Hello Beauties! While on vacation earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to visit a Black Up Cosmetics counter. I’d heard a little about this brand and was anxious to try a brand specifically made for people of color. 484 more words


Know your makeup 4: primers

Hello everyone, guess your weekend was fab, and everyone is doing great. It;s been a really long while……….. but i had an independence day inspired look post up, after previewing and posting, went back to check, and boom everything i had written on the blog disappeared…….. 812 more words


Shabazz Palaces - Breaking Down 'Lese Majesty'


Shabbaz Palaces’ long awaited sophomore album, ‘Lese Majesty’, has just been released in to the world. The band stormed on to the scene in 2011 and destroyed what we thought we knew about rap, absolutely obliterated it. 1,198 more words


Shabazz Palaces

The first time I’d ever heard anything from this ultra-talented, Seattle based duo was a few years ago in an intimate gig in London. I was familiar with former Digable Planets member Ishmael Butler but had not heard anything from his partnership with Tendai Maraire. 110 more words


Review: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

Back in 2011, you’d be hard pressed to find any music publication or blog that wasn’t raving about Shabazz Palaces. One of the few hip-hop acts to have signed with Sub-pop records, they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Black Up to open arms. 525 more words

Album Review

Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty



Ishmael Butler (a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro) may have filled Black Up with surreal imagery, subtly cutting commentary and pithy insights, but Shabazz Palaces is foremost about music, not words, about Butler and Tendai Maraire’s visionary productions that freely blend styles, live instrumentation and warped samples into something both claustrophobic and humorous. 534 more words