There are few jazz-rap innovators as iconic as Digable Planets. The ’90s chart-topper “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” rewarded with a sound that sent it straight to the hot rap singles number one while peaking at fifteen on the Hot 100.
Alternative hip hop got hit with a song that showed off the best jazz-rap the nineties had to offer, with Digable Planets even going on to win a Grammy Award for their smash hit debut single “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat).”
“Rebirth of Slick” was their only top forty song but it’s a track that had a definitive impact on the genre. The Philly rappers showed the world an acid jazz infusion to hip hop that’ll forever be loved.
Butterfly, Doodlebug, and Ladybug Mecca hit it big with this crossover hit of 1992, and it sounds just as fresh every time you hear it.