Digable Planets: Blowout Comb

A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Digable Planets’ jazz-infused hip-hop album Blowout Comb feels as fresh today as it did in ’94. It makes perfect sense then, that the Brooklyn trio’s last official LP under that moniker (Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler is now one-half of the thriving duo Shabazz Palaces) is being re-released on Seattle’s resissue-focused record label, Light In The Attic. Their timeless sound, intelligent lyrics and “natural style” have been repressed alongside liner-notes by journalist Larry Mizell Jr. and, while it’s too late to receive a copy on white or lavender vinyl, you can still order the album through LITA for $20—the same price as the CD back in the day.