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DIGABLE PLANETS / “Black Ego”

“On Blowout Comb, the Digable Planets were able to achieve something very rare among hip-hop albums: no MC stands out any more than any other, no song stands out any more than any other, no line stands out any more than any other, and I’m tempted to say no word stands out any more than any other also. I feel they subtly achieved what they tried to directly explain to the listener through their first album – lyrical communism. I have listened to this album at least a hundred times and not only do I appreciate it more every time I listen to it, but I also can hardly remember any lyrics to any of the songs.

that’s why i love Blowout Comb. It’s really different from Reachin’, and that’s why it’s beautiful.

everything you should know about it here, in this awesome article by kalamu

HELL YEA.

this should be the anthem of “The Nation of Gods and Earths" yall!

the jazz/the jive/the poetry

upfromsumdirt:

(shit is shakin’ yall)

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