Why did all Digable Planets members have insect-inspired nicknames? What’s the trumpet sample in “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”? How does Argentinian essayist Jorge Luis Borges come into play? This animated look by Pitchfork gives an insightful and fun introduction to the concept of their 1993 debut album, Reachin’ (A New Refuation of Time and Space).

Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) still remains a classic, channeling the moment in hip-hop before gangster was the norm.” – Pitchfork

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