Fans of Shabazz Palaces, take note — Sub Pop Records has given us not one, but two, copies of the hip hop duo’s recent Black Up album (fancy black velvet and embossed with gold and glitter, too). Want a copy of what NPR calls, “a sonic world made up of discordant beats, swirling synths, bouncing 808s and Butler’s [as in Ishamel Butler of Digable Planets] nimble, impressionistic poetry.”? Easy. Just email wolf (at) msoe (dot) edu for a chance to win one of those two copies. Subject line = ‘I want the Shabazz Palaces album”. Need further convincing? The album is the #1 hip hop album at CMJ right now. NPR continues, “Straight narratives are nowhere to be found, and rhythms emerge and then vanish just as quickly. The effect can be bewildering, and yet the album is far from unfocused. Butler’s rhymes are lyrical and tight.” Also watch Maureen [mom to Megan Jasper of Sub Pop Records] interview Butler *here*. Done.