Blowout Comb by Digable Planets is a critically acclaimed rap album revered by many hardcore rap fans, and is without a doubt a quintessential underground hip-hop album. However if you asked the casual T-Pain 50 Cent fan if they had heard of Digable Planets they would probably respond with "Huh?" Quite simply Digable Planets have faded into the void of defunct 90s hip-hop acts. Their first album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) was a relatively successful hit. However Blowout Comb, their sophomore release Blowout Comb was a commercial failure due to it's radical pro-black message and all in all departure from their original sound. They along with The Roots and several other acts in the indie-rap movement of the '90s experimented with subtle jazz backing rather than the traditional style of beats that were associated with rap at the time. Digable Planets have since broken up reunited and broken up again.