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...
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).
Black Up is out June 28 on Sub Pop...
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:
Also appearing on the exclusive issue 4 7" from I Want You, a new track from the Netherlands'
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.
Shabazz Palaces sampler
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):
Get Big K...
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 version
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...