Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
Label: Pendulum Records
Super jazzy and undeniably hip, the DP's first record is best known for the breakout hit "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)." The album's lesser-known jams are just as crucial, however. Breezy and mellow flows ride easygoing melodies, offering smooth, lyrical odes to bebop legends and Brooklyn pride. Outstanding hip-hop circa 1993.