In this series, I will revisit and explore songs I once owned on the long forgotten Cassingle (Cassette Single) format. Just like 45′s of the 1950′s-1980′s, the cassingle made it possible for kids like me to purchase one hit song off of an album, rather than the whole album… much like digital downloads do today. Growing up in the heyday of Cassette Singles, I had (and probably still do have) a fair amount of long lost one-hit-wonders from the late 1980′s and 1990′s.
Wow. I must have been really hip in 1993 to have invested in this gem. Listening to it today, this Digable Planets’ hit could be released as a single today and not sound old.
“Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”, in 1993 became a crossover hit, peaking at #15 on Billboard magazine’s singles chart, earning gold certification by the RIAA, and winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
Digable Planets never charted again and broke up in 1995.