‘State Of The Art’ 10th Anniversary coloured vinyl is dropping on December 6. Head to hilltophoods.com and sign up to our mailing list to be one of the first to pre-order from Monday.
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Catch my international group SHWING ‘s very first LIVE performance THIS FRIDAY December 6th in Toronto supporting Hilltop Hoods, DJ Total Eclipse and Adrian Eagle!
(It’s also my birthday) Hilltop Hoods
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Legendary Hip-Hop trio Digable Planets make their way down to Australia and New Zealand for the very time next month for a string of highly anticipated shows.
Consisting of Butter Fly, Ladybug Mecca, and Doodlebug, Digable Planets are of course most notable for the two classic albums they released in the 90s – the successful crossover debut Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) in early 1993 on Pendulum/Elektra Records and Blowout Comb in late 1994. Their heavily jazz inspired debut album was initially self-produced in-house by Butter Fly clocking in just shy of an hour. It featured no guest appearances and their debut single “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” released in late 1992 would go on to win a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
Both the album and lead single charted well internationally, and both went Gold in America. The group went on a hiatus the year after, with all going on to work on various projects individually.
Digable Planets followed up their successful debut with the critically acclaimed yet ultimately not as commercially successful “Blowout Comb”. The release featured notable appearances from the late Guru of Gang Starr, Jeru The Damaja and DJ Jazzy Joyce amongst significant original music credits. While the album both the singles from the album “9th Wonder (Blackitolism)” and “Dial 7 (Axioms of Creamy Spies)” failed to attract widespread mainstream success at the time, the release has go on to be a widely considered classic and seminal mid-90s album which captured a certain vibe of Brooklyn at the time.
The group reformed in 2005 and released the compilation album Beyond the Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles, a remastered best-of album largely with the notable addition of two new tracks and remixes. Creative differences led to a break in late 2012 for the group, before again reforming in 2015 and embarking on a series of tours and releasing a live album in 2017. Now 25 years since the release of Blowout Comb, Australian and New Zealand fans have the opportunity to witness the Digable Planets experience live and direct with a full band as they take in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland just before Christmas.
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I hope Sampa the Great wins best hip hop at arias tonight. She’s done extraordinary things with this record, here and internationally. Respect to the Hoods, they’re icons and they win this every year they have music out (and will probably again). Big respect to Tkay, Baker Boy and also my fam Horrorshow, B Wise, Homeward Bound, Okenyo, Nooky and Tasman Keith.
Too many artists have sacrificed years of their lives and sanity to create their art and may never get a nomination, so take em with a big grain of salt. Awards will never sum up your value.
With the speed that hip hop is moving in this country, I feel like things will change forever from here on and I’m pumped about it.
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