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DIGABLE PLANETS CONTEST

by Winston "Stone" Ford

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Digable Planets formed in the early '90s, when Butterfly met Ladybug while attending college in Massachusetts. The two later hooked up with Doodlebug in Washington DC, and began recording. Their first single, “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat),” hit the R&B Top Ten while their debut, Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space), was a critical and commercial success. After embarking on an ambitious tour, which included several live musicians, the Planets returned in late 1994 with their best album. Blowout Comb continued the group's jazz-rap fusion, but also saw them branching out to embrace the old school sound of the street as well. After Blowout Comb, Digable Planets gradually dissolved due to the dreaded “creative differences.”

However, the Planets are back in '05 with The Creamy Spy Chronicles, a collection of hits, remixes, and rarities.

Alright fools, ya'll know the deal. Send an email with your name, age, and location to articleonline@gmail.com to be entered into the contest. Contest ends JANUARY 15th.

Tracklisting after the jump.

TRACK LISTING

1.)Intro
2.)Dedicated*
3.)Nickle Bags
4.)Jettin'
5.)Where I'm From (Remix)*
6.)Three Slim's Dynamite*
7.)Dog It
8.)Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
9.)Dial 7 (Axioms of Creamy Spies)
10.)Graffiti
11.)Pacifics
12.)9th Wonder: Blackitolism (Elaine Brown Mix)*
13.)Where I'm From (LP version)

* b-side/ rarities previously unavailable on Digable Planets' two albums Reachin' and Blowout Comb.