Double vinyl LP pressing. At a time when hip-hop was determined to snap your neck, a young, hip trio from Brooklyn (by way of Seattle, Philly, and Brazil) conspired on an uncommonly smooth new sound and freaky way of speak, a titanically chill expression of Black bohemia loaded with jazz idiom and a subversive Marxist bent-and pushed it worldwide via an undeniable crossover hit. Digable Planets' 1993 debut, Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space), unexpected to all involved, produced a massive radio hit in "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)", which won the 1994 Grammy for Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group. Unduly lumped into an "alternative rap" subgenre they chafed at, the Dig Plans were dismissed by some as one-hit wonders, coming out of nowhere; but the Digable Planets concept, and what became Reachin', had been in the works for close to five years, as group leader Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler wrote music and soaked up game in multiple cities, navigating the industry of hip-hop's golden age. In the end, Butler, Mary Anne "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira, and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving came together to create a seamlessly articulated vision of urbane hip hop cool with an uncommonly literary bent that subtly pushed the hip hop genre's frames of reference and added breadth to rap music's burgeoning political philosophy. Drawing on inspiration from Butler's jazzbo father, the Black Panthers, Jose Luis-Borges, the Last Poets, and Jimi Hendrix, Reachin' posited a theory of "universal beats", narrated by three unearthly MC's that had "split to Earth to resurrect the funk", assuming curious, arthropodic aliases - a nod to the natural collective action of the insect world. In just four years the crew would record two beloved and ambitious LPs before disbanding. Out of print on wax domestically since 1993, Reachin' captures one of the last gasps of rap music's jazzy, upbeat adolescence in the early 90's - those warm, blissed-out grooves every bit as slick as when they were laid way back when. Put this on, roll up with your crew and bug out again with the insect tribe.
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Examples that qualify for a return
-Incorrect record being sent by mistake
-Record damaged or lost in transit
Examples that do NOT qualify for a return
-Not liking the sound quality of a release
-Vinyl color is different than the item shown in the product picture. For more info on this please visit our FAQ page here.
-Cosmetic damage (Unless severe)
-We will not offer exchanges or returns for seam splits, corner dings, small creases and other similar cosmetic damage.
Updated policy: Starting 10/1/20 we will no longer accept any returns/refunds for unofficial releases. The 2 exceptions are listed below.
1- The LP’s arrived warped due to heat exposure in transport.
2- The wrong record was sent by mistake
Example artists that would fall under this policy: Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Flatbush Zombies, Chance The Rapper, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Logic, A$ap Mob/Rocky, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Tyler The Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang, Brockhampton, etc.
Examples that do NOT qualify for a return/refund: Skipping, missing songs, misspellings, vinyl color, sound quality, mismatched labels, cosmetic damage.
Please be mindful of the fact that defects are common with all unofficial releases sold anywhere online or at record stores. It is something that is unfortunately out of our control as we are just retailers.