Shambhala is back!
Looks like the gold chains of gangsta rap and the Africa medallions of the all-but-lost “conscious rap” movement of the late 80s and early 90s have been replaced — by the BIGGEST MALAS YOU’VE EVER SEEN.
Luckily, musically and lyrically, Shambhala bridges the gap between those two forms of hip-hop music. They’ve got gangsta swagger (“swagga”?) and lyrics that go beyond “conscious” and into the realm of the bodhisattva.
Good to hear from them again. Can’t WAIT for the new album, “The Return of the Silent Dragons.” They promise it’s coming.
Til then, stay tuned (and hear more) by going to their MySpace page, here.