Daily Archives: October 28, 2015

Digable Planets Reuniting For Show In Seattle


Digable Planets are reuniting for the first time in four years for a show in Seattle on December 30th. The hip-hop trio from the ’90’s has been missed since their brief but powerful run that produced two tour de forces with Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) and Blowout Comb. Since then, Butterfly has released his Cherrywine project in 2003 and Ladybug Mecca’s solo album Trip The Light Fantastic came out in 2005. The same year saw the release of their Beyond the Spectrum: the Creamy Spy Chronicles Creamy Spies compilation. Doodlebug’s Cee Knowlege And The Cosmic Funk Orchestra released To Life, Love & Loot last year. These days Butterfly is Palaceer Lazaro as one-half of Shabazz Palaces who set a new standard for leftfield hip-hop with 2011’s Black Up. Digable Planets will perform at the Neptune Theater on the 30th and Shabazz Palaces have a show there on the following night. The Black Constellation and STG are presenting the event and tickets can be purchased here.


Kendrick Lamar-These Walls-Featuring Bilal, Thundercat & Anna Wise Official Video

Kendrick Lamar’s video for “These Walls” is a long party sequence, a talent show and dialogue from the man who went to prison for killing his friend. Terry Crews, Isaiah Rashad, Sza and Kali Muscle are in the clip that’s ultimately about different kinds of walls; a woman’s body, mental enclosures and prison.


Indie 500 (Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder)-Which Side Are You On

“Which Side Are You On” is from Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder’s Indie 500 project. The video for the Nottz-produced song about police brutality is put together like a documentary with a series of clips chronicling the issue. There is the famous video of Sandra Bland being questioned by an officer, appearances from Cornel West, Tom Morello, M1, Common, Bun B, Jasiri X, Jessica Care Moore, The Coup and Pharoahe Monch and footage of the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Indie 500 comes out November 6th.


London Rapper Jordan Sefton Releases Second Single, God, JS (ii)

North London rapper Jordan Sefton follows his “God JS (i)” with “God JS (ii)” and the glowing jazz and R&B production is in contrast to his story about witnessing gun violence. Sefton’s “God JS (ii)” will be officially released this Friday on iTunes.


Lianne La Havas Performs Green And Gold On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Lianne La Havas was the musical guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night and she performed “Green And Gold” from her Blood CD.