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Digable Planets – Blowout Comb vinyl reissue

BLOWOUT COMB

Brace yourself for our second gushing Light in the Attic post of the week: the label has announced the first vinyl reissue of our favorite hip-hop record ever, Digable Planets' still somewhat under-appreciated, ahead-of-its-time 1994 classic, Blowout Comb...

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digable planets x soul train

DIGABLE ISH

mp3: Shabazz Palaces – “Swerve…”

BLACK UP

Here's the closing track from our undisputed album of the year at this point, Shabazz Palaces' Black Up. Digable Planets fans will appreciate the "Escapism" nod at the end (which, as Ishmaelites points out, originates from this)...

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mp3: new Shabazz Palaces –

“Barksdale Corners”

SHABAZZ PALACES BARKSDALE CORNERS

Just got this warped, Wire-referencing new joint in the mail from Palaceer Lazaro, frontman/MC of new Sub Pop-signees Shabazz Palaces. "Produced exclusively for issue 4“ of Seattle art magazine I Want You; get it on 7" by ordering the mag (for FREE, just pay shipping) here:

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Also appearing on the exclusive issue 4 7" from I Want You, a new track from the Netherlands' Christelle Gualdi, aka Stellar Om Source:

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Shabazz Palaces sign to Sub Pop

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Sub Pop has signed Seattle's Shabazz Palaces, with the group's "debut full-length expected and anticipated in 2011." If you don't already own SP's two amazing EPs, you can listen to a few tracks below via Sup Pop's Soundcloud page...

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children of the world

SHABAZZ OF LIGHT

A couple selections from the two best rap records I've heard so far this year: "Children of the World" appears on the the new free, self-produced mixtape from Mississippi's Big K.R.I.T., and "Blastit" is taken from the self-released, self-titled EP from Seattle's Shabazz Palaces (Ishmael Butler, formerly of Digable Planets):

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Get Big K...

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photos :: digable planets | live in dallas

photos :: digable planets | live in dallas

Digable Planets played to a rare, exceedingly enthusiastic Tuesday night crowd at the Granada Theater here in Dallas last night. Although nostalgia definitely played its part in creating the overwhelming positive vibe in the room, the DPs stepped up and delivered what was probably the best hip-hip show here in town since the last time they rolled through. The group played (often re-worked versions of) most of their classic Reachin' and Blowout Comb joints over the course of their nearly 2-hour set, which was propelled by a tight live drummer and Jedi's thick-ass beats. We were also treated to what sounded like new material from the great Ishmael Butler (Butterfly), who I'd argue is one of the most underrated MCs from the tail end of hip-hop's golden age, and the dude has only improved over time. Now if they'd just release some new shit already.

Most shots by David. Check more shots of the Digable Planets live in Dallas after the jump...

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gorilla vs. bear presents :: Digable Planets

tonight in dallas | Digable Planets

We are unbelievably psyched to present one of my favorite groups of all time, the legendary Digable Planets, next Tuesday, November 18, at Dallas' own Granada Theater. We've got 5 pairs of tickets to give away for this one courtesy of the Granada; e-mail us at gorillavsbearcontests@gmail...

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