If you've never heard Shabazz Palaces, here's a great intro to the music of the Seattle-based duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire. The short film is a mashed and condensed sampler from their entire Sub Pop album, Black Up, not just a music video for one song. It was directed by Kahil Joseph. It's the time of year for "Best of 2011" lists and don't be surprised to see this album included often. Fun factoid: Ishmael was a member of the Grammy winning hip-hop group Digable Planets.