G-Eazy "I Mean I (feat Nemo)" (2014)
1) Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty (SubPop)
2) G-Eazy These Things Happen (BPG)
3) Madlib Pinata Beats (Madlib Invasion)
4) MF Doom Special Herbs, Vol. 5 & 6 LP (Nature Sounds/Fat Beats)
5) JJ Doom Bookend EP (Lex Records)
The number one selling hip-hop album at the San Francisco Amoeba Music store this week is the experimental hip-hop album Lese Majesty (also available in LP format) from Shabazz Palaces who just did a very well received in-store at the Haight Street store a couple of weeks ago (July 29th) in celebration of the new album by the Seattle based group fronted by Ishmael Butler (formerly known as Butterfly with Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire. The recently released Lese Majesty is the group's second studio album and follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 debut Black Up. And so far the new 18 track album, whose title is the French term for criminally insulting or offending a head of state, has been garnering rave reviews like its predecessor did including high praise from the Amoeba site which lauded the 45 minute new album for "challenging and expanding the hip-hop landscape, taking it to the moon and beyond.....like a galactic sonic roller coaster."