Rebirth of Slick Remember those beat-poet puppets on Pee-wee's Playhouse ? Imagine a hip-hop version of that trio trapped in the Gap ad where the turtlenecked poet recites… Digable Planets
Music Review

Rebirth of Slick

Details Lead Performance: Digable Planets

Remember those beat-poet puppets on Pee-wee's Playhouse? Imagine a hip-hop version of that trio trapped in the Gap ad where the turtlenecked poet recites verse to an anonymous crowd of cool people. The setting is cribbed, but the combination of dreadlocked Digable Planets and slicked-back Asian jazz musicians in the video for Rebirth of Slick is so hot it may set off your smoke alarm. B+

Originally posted Feb 26, 1993 Published in issue #159 Feb 26, 1993 Order article reprints