"Black Up" is a short film that portrays a fever dream induced by the music of Shabazz Palaces. The film features songs from Shabazz Palaces' album Black Up on Sub Pop Records, as well as various pieces of unreleased material.

Director: Kahlil Joseph
Photography: Matthew J. Lloyd
Producer: Omid Fatemi
1st AC: Dave Edsall
Steadycam: Jonathan Beattie
Production and Costume Design: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes
Production Coordinator: Sue Yeon Ahn
Graphics: Evan Matthews
Sound Design: Will Patterson
Color: Malik Sayeed and Nice Dissolve
Model: Brianna Michele
Talent: Raul Robinson-Cruz and Mariel Cruz
Location Scout: DJ Nature
Creative Consultant: Lee Harrison & Knox Robinson
Executive Producer: Paul Chang

Gil Scott-Heron audio sample courtesy of Reelblack (reelblack.com)

Filmed in Bronx, NY, Beacon, NY, and various locations in Puerto Rico

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