The Digable Planets had dissolved due to creative differences after their album Blowout Comb’s lackluster sales. The hip hop trio used jazz to give their music the style that made them a huge success in the early nineties. Their debut album “Reachin'” featured samples from Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins and Curtis Mayfield. The song “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” was a huge success that became a top 20 hit. Although their second album received rave reviews, it did not have a strong single and did not sell well. This was the demise of the group.
Now, ten years after their breakup, the group has reformed and is once again touring. They are also working on a new album. The Digable Planets will be playing this Saturday at First Avenue.