Ishmael Butler’s personality is pretty consistent with the art he produces in the hip-hop collective, Shabazz Palaces, which he serves as half of. His spacey and semi-vague answers matched up with Shabazz Palaces’s cosmically odd but pleasing music. Amidst the ambiguity Butler made one thing clear: he was interested in doing than coming with post-rationalizes for his inspiration. Though Butler wasn’t quick to give details or dates, he did make it known that Shabazz were diligently working on their album. This came in between interesting reflections and musings on music and art and their functions to Butler and the world.