Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)

Digable Planets

About Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)

"Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" is a 1992 song by jazz rap trio Digable Planets which was released as the first single from their debut album, Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space). The black-and-white music video was directed by Morgan Lawley. The song peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of March 6, 1993, becoming the group's only top-40 single. During that time, the song also topped the Hot Rap Singles chart at No. 1. Shortly after, the single was certified gold by the RIAA on March 16, 1993 for sales of 500,000 copies. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 36th Grammy Awards. The song contains a sample from "Stretching" by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers. The song was also sampled by E-40 from his 2006, Gold certified album My Ghetto Report Card on a song titled "Yay Area". The song was also featured in the film Freedom Writers, the 2009 commercial for Tide and on the VH1 show Hindsight where it appeared along with "The May 4th Movement" in the shows's eighth episode. It was also featured in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, the 2015 crime comedy-drama film Dope and the Netflix series Master of None. 


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We like the breeze flow straight out of our lids
Them they got moved by these hard-rock Brooklyn kids
Us flow a rush when the DJ's boomin' classics
You dig the crew on the fattest hip hop records
He touch the kinks and sinks into the sounds
She frequents the fatter joints called undergrounds
Our funk zooms like you hit the Mary Jane
They flock to booms man boogie had to change
Who freaks the clips with mad amount percussion
Where kinky hair goes to unthought of dimensions
Why's it so fly cause hip hop kept some drama
When Butterfly rocked his light blue-suede Pumas
What by the cut we push it off the corner
How was the buzz entire hip hop era?
Was fresh and fat since they started sayin' Audi
'Cause funks made fat from right beneath my hoodie
The puba of the styles like miles and shit
Like sixties funky worms with waves and perms
Just sendin' chunky rhythms right down ya block
We be to rap what key be to lock

But
I'm cool like dat [x7]
I'm cool...I'm cool...

We be the chocolates taps on my raps
innovates at the sweeta cat naps
He at the funk club with the vibrate
Them they be crazy down with the ?five plate?
It can kick a plan then a crowd burst
Me I be diggin' it with s bump verse
Us we be freakin' 'til dawn blinks an eye
He gives the strangest smile so I say hi (wassup)
Who understood yeah understood the plan
Him heard a beat and put it to his hands
What I just flip let borders get loose
How to consume or they'll be just like juice
If its the shit we'll lift it off the plastic
The babes'll go spastic
Hip hop gains a classic
Pimp playin' shock it don't matter I'm fatter
Ax Butta how I zone (man Cleopatra Jones)

And
I'm chill like dat [x7]
I'm chill...I'm chill...

Blink..blink..blink..blink..blink..blink..blink....
Think..think..think..think..think..think..think...

We get ya free cause the clips be fat boss
Them they're the jams and commence to goin' off
She sweats the beat and ask me cause she puffed it
Me I got crew kids seven and a crescent
Us cause a buzz when the nickel bags are dealt
Him that's my man with the asteroid belt
They catch a fizz from the Mr. Doodle-big
He rocks a tee from the Crooklyn non-pigs
The rebirth of slick like my gangsta stroll
The lyrics just like loot come in stacks and rolls
You used to find a bug in a box with fade
Now he boogies up your stage plaits twist or braids

And
I'm peace like dat [x7]
I'm Peace

Check it out man I groove like dat
I'm smooch like dat
I jive like dat 
I roll like dat

Yeah I'm thick like dat
I stack like dat
I'm down like dat
I'm black like dat

Well yo I funk like dat
I'm fat like dat
I'm in like dat
'Cause I swing like dat

We jazz like dat
We freak like dat
We zoom like dat
We out...we out...

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Digable Planets

Digable Planets ( /ˈdɪɡəbəl ˈplænəts/) is an American alternative hip hop trio based in New York City, composed of Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler (from Seattle), Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira (from Silver Spring) and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving (from Philadelphia). They released their debut album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) in 1993, and their follow-up album Blowout Comb in 1994. Shortly after this release the trio parted ways, citing "creative differences", though they've re-united to perform shows in more recent years. more »

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Written by: Ishmael R. Butler, Mary Ann Vieira

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