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Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)

Digable Planets

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Landing in 1993, Digable Planets' Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space), settled in on the consciousness of a large cross section of listeners ranging from alt-rockers, metal freaks, and headz worldwide. A surprise hit with the press and the general populace alike, Reachin' was released at the most opportune time of the '90s. The so-called alternative scene had just blown up in '91 and '92, so commercial radio was actually playing something close to variety and major labels were signing acts and developing them at an unprecedented level. Played on rock and urban stations, Digable Planets' debut represented an actual alternative to the masses who had grown up on Van Halen and Whitney Houston and, as a result, Digable Planets found themselves with a Top 20 single in "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)." In a lot ways the song paints the picture for the rest of the album with samples that are drenched in cool jazz and interlaced with smart catchy rhymes that move across the hip-hop spectrum of self-aggrandization and political awareness. The widespread appeal of Reachin' lies in Doodlebug, Ladybug Mecca, and Butterfly's smooth delivery. Never too excited but always passionate, they keep it going with seemingly lighthearted pieces like "Where I'm From." Here Butterfly almost falls into hip-hop stereotype by tripping on the theme of geographical location (see Paul's Boutique); but instead of really letting the listener know where they're from, they go into a chorus of "everywhere, everywhere" and thus really pointing out this record's underlying theme: under the hood of inventive beats and well-placed layered samples are the ideas and attitudes of universal and cosmic spirituality combined with personal-consciousness expansion that crosses geographical and ethnic boundaries. Easily one of the most successful hip-hop records ever made and a must-have selection in most any collection.
© Sam Samuelson /TiVo

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1
It's Good To Be Here
00:05:05

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

2
Pacifics (Sdtrk "N.Y. Is Red Hot")
00:04:31

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hamilton Bohannon, ComposerLyricist - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer - Dave Hubbard, ComposerLyricist

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

3
Where I'm From
00:04:35

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Richard Finch, ComposerLyricist - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Craig L. "Doodlebug" Irving, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer - Mary Ann Viera, ComposerLyricist - Harold Wayne Casey, ComposerLyricist

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

4
What Cool Breezes Do
00:03:21

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

5
Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)
00:03:32

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

6
Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
00:04:21

Ishmael Butler, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

7
Last Of The Spiddyocks
00:04:27

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

8
Jimmi Diggin' Cats
00:03:41

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

9
La Femme Fetal
00:04:35

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

10
Escapism (Gettin' Free)
00:03:24

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

11
Appointment At The Fat Clinic
00:02:58

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

12
Nickel Bags
00:03:18

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Curtis Mayfield, ComposerLyricist - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

13
Swoon Units
00:04:00

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

14
Examination Of What
00:04:43

Mike Mangini, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butterfly, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist - Shane Faber, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, ComposerLyricist - Dennis-Awaiting Contract Wheeler, Producer, Executive Producer - Brenda Dash, Producer, Executive Producer

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

Album Description

Landing in 1993, Digable Planets' Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space), settled in on the consciousness of a large cross section of listeners ranging from alt-rockers, metal freaks, and headz worldwide. A surprise hit with the press and the general populace alike, Reachin' was released at the most opportune time of the '90s. The so-called alternative scene had just blown up in '91 and '92, so commercial radio was actually playing something close to variety and major labels were signing acts and developing them at an unprecedented level. Played on rock and urban stations, Digable Planets' debut represented an actual alternative to the masses who had grown up on Van Halen and Whitney Houston and, as a result, Digable Planets found themselves with a Top 20 single in "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)." In a lot ways the song paints the picture for the rest of the album with samples that are drenched in cool jazz and interlaced with smart catchy rhymes that move across the hip-hop spectrum of self-aggrandization and political awareness. The widespread appeal of Reachin' lies in Doodlebug, Ladybug Mecca, and Butterfly's smooth delivery. Never too excited but always passionate, they keep it going with seemingly lighthearted pieces like "Where I'm From." Here Butterfly almost falls into hip-hop stereotype by tripping on the theme of geographical location (see Paul's Boutique); but instead of really letting the listener know where they're from, they go into a chorus of "everywhere, everywhere" and thus really pointing out this record's underlying theme: under the hood of inventive beats and well-placed layered samples are the ideas and attitudes of universal and cosmic spirituality combined with personal-consciousness expansion that crosses geographical and ethnic boundaries. Easily one of the most successful hip-hop records ever made and a must-have selection in most any collection.
© Sam Samuelson /TiVo

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