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Hip-Hop Legends Digable Planets Reunite! Word, and they're touring.
posted by sudama (28 comments total)
Word. I love me some Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time & Space). I've always described them as sounding a bit like Tom & Jerry making jazz/rap fusion. Smooth.

They are even going to tour to my hometown but I'll still be in China. First NIN and now this.
posted by geekyguy at 6:46 PM on May 25, 2005


This makes me superhappy.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:48 PM on May 25, 2005

I saw them on the Independent's bill a little while back, and grabbed tickets as fast as I could. Cheers!
posted by mrgrimm at 6:52 PM on May 25, 2005

Finally I can score another nickle bag.
posted by oddman at 7:00 PM on May 25, 2005

posted by jonson at 7:14 PM on May 25, 2005

of funk?
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:23 PM on May 25, 2005

man, Cleopatra Jones!
posted by paul_smatatoes at 7:30 PM on May 25, 2005

I'm cool like dat.
posted by myopicman at 7:38 PM on May 25, 2005

Legends? Really?
posted by VanRoosta at 7:45 PM on May 25, 2005

We're just babies, man.
posted by grimcity at 7:49 PM on May 25, 2005

Great Big Mulp

Of course!
posted by oddman at 8:11 PM on May 25, 2005

In ~1993 I attempted to translate/explain Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) to an attentive room of German teenagers when I was living overseas.

Nickel bag of funk indeed.
posted by togdon at 8:56 PM on May 25, 2005

[good like dat]
posted by knave at 9:47 PM on May 25, 2005

posted by whatnot at 9:56 PM on May 25, 2005

sundama, you have made me very very happy this evening. Thanks for the heads up, my tickets are purchased.
posted by tumble at 10:34 PM on May 25, 2005

if you got some beef please express that in silence or else - violence
posted by furiousxgeorge at 11:45 PM on May 25, 2005

maybe it's a rerun of an old tv show like hawaii 5-0 or karate flicks
posted by bwg at 4:02 AM on May 26, 2005

I saw this in a local paper back in April. IIRC, there will be a "Best Of" album as well. I can't listen to audio at work. Apologies if this was in the FPP.
posted by infowar at 6:00 AM on May 26, 2005

Wow - happy news indeed.

A couple months ago, I listened to both their albums for the first time in almost five years. IMHO - Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) has not aged particularly well. It soundeth a wee bit too bubblegummy to me. Blowout Comb, on the other hand, is still riding (WAY) high in the Brooklyn sky.
posted by MaxVonCretin at 6:17 AM on May 26, 2005

I agree that Blowout Comb is the better album, but I like them both. I remember seeing them when the first cd came out, and the single was just starting to get popular. There were a bunch of acts on the bill, and when DPs came on (with a live band in addition to a dj) a bunch of them were standing by the side of the stage, scowling skeptically. A couple of songs into the set, though, and they were all dancing. It was great.
posted by transient at 7:07 AM on May 26, 2005

Great stuff. I bought Butterfly's Cherrywine a while back hoping it would be his old form. It was not.
posted by Dr_Octavius at 7:39 AM on May 26, 2005

The first Digable Planets album mentioned here came out a year after my cat was born (that's 1992, album in '93). Can my cat then be considered legendary? (She is old enough in cat years for "blues legend" age--and, come to think of it, is black and was born in the rural Mississippi Delta. So . . . well, I have no idea what that means, but it's interesting.)
posted by raysmj at 7:47 AM on May 26, 2005

posted by bardic at 8:32 AM on May 26, 2005

You're all idiots. Digable Planets were just ripping off A Tribe Called Quest. And Tribe were just ripping off Afrika Bambaataa. And he was just ripping off...*fast forward*...and those guys were just ripping off the first group of cavemen who banged some rocks together and called them "drums"!!!

Hey, jonmc doesn't seem to be around. Someone's got to pick up the slack.
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 8:59 AM on May 26, 2005

there's not much to do, check out sartre, camus, mingus ah-um, damn roach can drum.
posted by philfromhavelock at 10:36 AM on May 26, 2005

A hip hip group's cred kinda goes down a few notches when their reformation is announced on NPR.

Actually, it was announced at least a month ago, though MTV surely has less cred than NPR.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:07 AM on May 26, 2005

Dp's da life there they go here they come.
posted by Benway at 11:19 AM on May 26, 2005

[emerges from cave] what's this digable planets thing then...woah WOAH!

They should have sent a poet [tear]
posted by nomad at 9:45 PM on May 27, 2005

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