Space is the place
By saying “space is the place” Ish referes to Sun Ra’s film Space Is The Place.
The 1974 movie’s plot follows Sun Ra, who has been reported lost since his European tour in June 1969, lands on a new planet in outerspace with his crew “The Arkestra” and decides to settle African Americans on this planet. The medium of transportation he had chosen is music.
Many of the themes of the movie vibe with all that Digable is about — the Afrocentrism, the idea of music as transportation, etc.
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