Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
|"Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)"|
|Single by Digable Planets|
|from the album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)|
|Released||November 10, 1992|
|Genre||Hip hop, jazz rap|
|Label||Pendulum Records, Elektra|
|Writer(s)||Ishmael Butler, Craig Irving, Mary Ann Vieira|
|Producer(s)||Butterfly, Shane Faber, Mike Mangini|
|Digable Planets chronology|
"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 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 and the 2015 crime comedy-drama film Dope.
Single track listing
- "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" (Crashing Giant Step Mix)- 4:34
- "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" (Crashing Instymix)- 4:34
- "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" (7" Mix)- 4:05
- "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" (Uh-Oh Planet Earth Albumix)- 4:22
- "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" (Uh-Oh Planet Earth Instymix)- 4:22
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||8|
|Billboard Hot 100||15|
|Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||6|
|Billboard Hot Rap Singles||1|
|Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||1|
|Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles||20|
|Billboard Rhythmic Top 40||12|
|End of year chart (1993)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||81|
- "American certifications – Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)". Recording Industry Association of America.
- "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "Charts.org.nz – Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)". Top 40 Singles.
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2011-05-13.