Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Crooklyns Classics Is Back

Im back muthafuckaz!!! Sorry bout the delay but i just moved back to BKNY and my computer crashed during the move....not from a virus...but down 3 flights of stairs. Anyway, your boy is back so keep peepin the classics daily!!!!!


Digable Planets
Digable Planets formed in the early '90s, when Butterfly (b. Ishmael Butler, Brooklyn, NY) met Ladybug (b. Mary Ann Vieira, Silver Springs, MD) while attending college in Massachusetts. The two later hooked up with Doodlebug (b. Craig Irving, Philadelphia, PA), in Washington, D.C.

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Blowout Comb This is one of those albums that just slides through the cracks between genres. It's also the quintessential hip hop album. Along side 'The Low End theory,' 'Things Fall Apart,' Paul's Boutique,' 'Stankonia'... It takes hip hop to new places, it makes the whole more than what it was. Few albums accomplish that- stepping up the game for all involved and raising the collective ante.

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Reachin (A New Refuatation of Time and Space) Digable Planets released "Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)" in 1993 to great success. The CD went gold, as did their first single, "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," which peaked at #15 on the Top 100. The song was a huge breakthrough - it didn't sound like anything else on the radio. They even received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, losing to Toni Braxton, and "Rebirth of Slick" won Best Rap Group Single, beating out Arrested Development and Naughty by Nature among others.

4 Comments:

Anonymous gforce said...

oooh, digable planets! there has been nothing like them since. i saw them play in '96 and they were every bit as good live. nice post, and welcome back!

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

I loved Digable planets..

11:26 AM  
Blogger Aj South said...

could you find this?

We Are Hip-Hop Me You Everybody

10:34 PM  
Anonymous CENZI said...

welcome back, and thanx for the tunes! Blowout Comb is such a classic album!

12:18 PM  

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