Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Studio album by Digable Planets


9 February 1993


1992-1993 at Palatial Sound Doctor Studio & Resort (New Jersey)


Hip hop, jazz rap, alternative hip hop






Butterfly, Brenda Dash (exec.), Shane Faber, Mike Mangini, Dennis Wheeler (exec.)

Digable Planets chronology


Blowout Comb (1994)

Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) is the debut album by American hip hop group Digable Planets, released in 1993 on Pendulum and Elektra Records. It was produced entirely by group member Butterfly, who utilises jazz samples throughout the album. The tone of the album is less overtly political than its sucessor Blowout Comb, but still touches on issues such as abortion rights and the drug abuses of jazz musicians. 

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA the same year of its release. The single "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" became a hit in 1993, breaking into the Top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The following year, it won the group the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

Track listingEdit

Songs produced by Butterfly, and co-produced by Shane Faber and Mike Mangini. All songs written by Butler, Irving and Vieira.

No. Title Performer(s) Time
1. "It's Good to Be Here" Butterfly, Doodlebug, Ladybug 5:07
2.  "Pacifics" Butterfly 4:31
3. "Where I'm From" Butterfly, Doodlebug, Ladybug 4:35
4. "What Cool Breezes Do" Ladybug, Doodlebug, Butterfly 3:22
5. "Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)" Butterfly, Doodlebug, Ladybug 3:33
6. "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" Butterfly, Ladybug, Doodlebug 4:21
7. "Last of the Spiddyocks" Butterfly, Ladybug, Doodlebug 4:28
8. "Jimmi Diggin Cats" Butterfly 3:42
9. "La Femme Fatal" Butterfly 4:36
10. "Escapism (Gettin' Free)" Ladybug, Butterfly, Doodlebug 3:24
11. "Appointment at the Fat Clinic" Butterfly, Ladybug, Doodlebug 2:58
12. "Nickel Bags" Ladybug, Butterfly, Doodlebug 3:19
13. "Swoon Units" Butterfly, Doodlebug 4:00
14. "Examination of What" Butterfly, Ladybug, Doodlebug 4:44
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