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Rap duo Moors go spacey and slow-motion with 'Smoke'

Moors

At the moment, the rap duo Moors is best known for being the musical project of actor Keith Stanfield, who appeared in last year’s critically acclaimed Short Term 12 and will play a young Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. But the spaced-out, slow-motion hip-hop that he makes with producer HH, which finds a rich groove somewhere in between Tricky-style trip-hop and Common-style bohemian rap, is easily strong enough to stand on its own.

Moors drop their self-titled debut EP (which features remixes by Postal Service member Dntel and avant-hip-hop producer Daedelus) on Oct. 28 on the Haven Sounds label, and the pair will spend most of November on the road. For now, enjoy an early look at the single “Smoke.”

MOORS TOUR DATES

†with James Vincent McMorrow 

Nov. 8 – Washington, D.C. – The Lincoln Theater†

Nov. 10 – New York, NY – Town Hall†

Nov. 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues†

Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue†

Nov. 16 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune†

Nov. 17 – Portland, OR – The Aladdin†

Nov. 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore†

November 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Ace Hotel†

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