“Swerve… The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)” is the last track on Shabazz Palaces’ forthcoming Black Up LP (Sub Pop, June 28th), and judging from both the title and the track, it seems like they kinda don’t want the album to end. “Swerve…” really feels like three different songs rolled into one. Straight up Shabazz-style rap plus a jazzy female interlude and a drum circle chant fade out. Basically, it echoes the song’s overriding message: …Keep your swerve in control cause it go out fast, but it come back slow.
Download: Shabazz Palaces, “Swerve… The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)” MP3