Digable Planets Blowout Comb Vinyl 2LP

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First ever vinyl repress of Digable Planet's classic second album! This deluxe limited edition pressing of Blowout Comb comes pressed on thick double vinyl, complete with embossed cover, 18 x 24 fold-out poster, and detailed liner notes by Larry Mizell Jr. The Brooklyn-based rap trio consisting of Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler (aka the man behind Shabazz Palaces), Craig "Doodlebug" Irving, and Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira perfected the fusion of jazz and hip hop with 1994's Blowout Comb. Coming right off the heals of their '93 debut Reachin', Blowout found the Planet's honing their craft to perfection and broadening their sound to include guests like Gang Starr’s Guru, Jeru the Damaja, and Jazzy Joyce. The deep rooted jazz vibe stays strong throughout with unfadeable beats sampling many jazz-funk greats (from Roy Ayers, Shuggie Otis, Eddie Harris, Grant Green, and others) plus live sax, vibraphone, and flute instrumentation. Top that with that witty, intelligent flow and you have a sound that has influenced generations of rappers to come. This is jazzy Brooklyn hip-hop at its finest. Recommended.

  • music label: Modern Classics Recordings 2013
reviewed by Von Bee 05/2013