I think between middle school and graduating from high school, I must have listened to Digable Planets’ album Blowout Comb 25,000 times. I interviewed Ladybug Mecca a couple years ago, and I told her that record changed my life, and it’s true. Still stands with Sly & the Family Stone’s “Fresh” as my favorite record of all time. Sounds better every year.
I didn’t even know the album had two videos — they terrified people when they went from “cool like dat” to “I stands in the face of oppression / with my sisters and brothers / no slippin’ no half steppin'” and tanked big time.