Friday, November 7, 2008

Digable Planets

Digable Planets first appeared in the early 1990's with the very clever and utterly unexpected album "Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)." During an era when the early promise of hip-hop was being eaten alive by the aggressive posturing of gangsta' rap, Digable Planets had the sense and the skills to create a whole new sound composed of literate lyrics, unusually rich and well-informed jazz samples, and inventive arrangements. They opened my ears to a brand new way of hearing hip-hop, and I have been a fan ever since. The DP's haven't released a record since Blowout Comb in 1994, but they continue to exert a gravitational pull on the ever-rotating heavenly body of hip-hop.

Digable Planets will be at Neumo's on November 12. You can buy advance tickets here.

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