Shabazz Palaces MC Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, best known for his work with Digable Planets, is back with another taste of his forthcoming album, The Don of Diamond Dreams.
This time, it’s in the form of a video for “Chocolate Souffle,” one of 10 new tracks on the project. Directed by David Shields and James Nugent, the psychedelic video finds Ish behind the lens of a smart phone as he records himself rapping with various effects peppering each frame.
“My phone’s really not that smart/My phone’s really not that smart,” he repeats.
The Don of Diamond Dreams also includes “Bad Bitch Walking” featuring Stas THEE Boss, “Thanking The Girls” and the project’s inaugural single “Fast Learner,” with additional contributions from singer/keyboardist Darrius Willrich, percussionist Carlos Niño, Knife Knights collaborator OCnotes, saxophonist Carlos Overall and bassist Evan Flory-Barnes.
The project is expected to arrive on April 17 Sub Pop Records.
Until then, watch “Chocolate Souffle” up top and cop it here.