Thursday, October 21, 2004

Quote & Music of the day -- 10/21/04

"All political movements are basically anti-creative -- since a political movement is a form of war." -- William S. Burroughs

Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutaion of Time & Space)
Now these are some jazzy hip hop catz that I have mad love for. My first exposure to them was in 8th grade during a class trip to D.C. and their only hit song, "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)", was dominating the radio playlists both there and in my familar confines of metro Detroit. You won't hear any rappin' about bitches and hoes, bling bling this and dat, or anything else negative with the Planets; these catz are straight up poetic with positive vibes and sizzlin' jazz and funk beats. It's not too often in the hip hop world where references to thugs are replaced with references to philosophers, unless you travel outside the mainstream and venture into the underground.

This album is truly a hip hop classic that I never get tired of, especially the sweet rhymes of Ladybug.

FYI: Doodlebug, now known as Cee Knowledge, has been chillin' with a group called The Cosmic Funk Orchestra. If you ever hear of them performing in your neck of the woods, check 'em out.


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