DIGABLE PLANETS

BLOWOUT COMB (CLEAR VINYL) (MODERN CLASSICS)

DIGABLE PLANETS - BLOWOUT COMB (CLEAR VINYL) 154328
Format:
2 LP
Release:
11.08.2023
Label:
MODERN CLASSICS
Genre:
Hip Hop
Kat.-Nr.:
154328
Barcode:
0826853290524
* Clear with Purple Center Vinyl * Fully printed inner sleeves * Liner notes by Larry Mizell Jr. // The album is named for the combs used to maintain an Afro hairstyle, and that's significant.

The group's Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler said it summed up what they wanted to do with it: "It means the utilization of the natural, a natural style," he has said.

Like with 1993's debut _Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)_, 'utilizing the natural' meant creating hip hop that blended jazz with the formidable rap skills of the aforementioned Butterfly, Craig 'Doodlebug' Irving and Mary Ann 'Ladybug Mecca' Vieira.

Unlike that debut, it meant broadening to include guests such as Gang Starr's Guru, Jeru the Damaja, and Jazzy Joyce.

Following the gold-selling commercial success of their debut, they here set out to prove their artistic prowess.

This is intelligent, alternative hip hop that sounded like party music. Its lyrics are dense with wit, social commentary and politics - and its original inner sleeve was modeled on the newspaper of the Black Panther movement.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE MAY 4TH MOVEMENT STARRING DOODLEBUG
  • 1.2. BLACK EGO
  • 1.3. DOG IT
  • 1.4. JETTIN'
  • 1.5. BOROUGH CHECK
  • 1.6. HIGHING FLY
  • 1.7. DIAL 7 (AXIOMS OF CREAMY SPIES)
  • 1.8. THE ART OF EASING
  • 1.9. K.B.'S ALLEY (MOOD DUDES GROOVE)
  • 1.10. GRAFFITI
  • 1.11. BLOWING DOWN
  • 1.12. 9TH WONDER (BLACKITOLISM)
  • 1.13. FOR CORNERS