In 1993 the Golden Era of Hip Hop was in full swing with seminal albums being released by some of the genres most influential artists including A Tribe Called Quest, Guru and KRS-One. The art form was fertile for invention and experimentation and constantly introducing vital new artists with debuts from The Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Doggie Dogg and Digable Planets coming that same year. All three albums were wildly different and unique and each heralded as an achievement in pushing the the boundaries of the genre. Each also sold a lot of records. Wu-Tang and Snoop went on to long, prolific careers and are still making new music today. Digable Planets made a sophomore record and then disappeared. They’re rarely discussed today but Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) is no less mind blowing and enjoyable today then it was the day it came out in February 1993. We dive back in and love every minute, track by track.
Guru Jazzmatazz Volume 1