Nineties era hip hop group Digable Planets are reforming for their first show in four years, playing Seattle's Neptune Theatre on December 30, as noted by Consequence of Sound and confirmed by fellow member Ladybug. Shabazz Palaces, which features...
Digable Planets, the influential hip-hop trip of Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira, and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving, have announced a reunion performance on December 30 at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, as Consequence...Show More Summary
Alternative hip-hop group will share the bill with affiliate act Shabazz Palaces.
Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Digable Planets and Method Man get the Marvel hip-hop treatment in variant covers for "Old Man Logan" and more.
Sounds like: Digable Planets, thEEsatisfaction, Georgia Anne Muldrow Song: The Hue - Slick (Ft. Ladybug Mecca) What's so good? My mans FWMJ keeps that good hate on lock, as well as a very dope platform for music you would otherwise be unaware of. Show More Summary
Anna Minard, our city hall reporter, claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we're forcing her to listen to all the records that music nerds consider important. Somehow the most important first thing about Digable Planets is that name. Show More Summary
Shabazz Palaces won’t ever make a single. The conceptual whole is sacred to MC and producer Ishmael Butler, who spit funky rhymes with trio Digable Planets back in the ’90s. Shabazz Palaces’ 2011’s Black Up peered inward, waxing poetic...Show More Summary
Avant-rap group Shabazz Palaces are set to release their anticipated sophomore album, Lese Majesty, next week (7/29) via Sub Pop, but they've made the whole thing available to stream a week early. Head over to NPR to listen in...
Dilated Peoples, not pupils. Also, not Digable Planets.
Three years after releasing their art-rap opus Black Up, Seattle duo Shabazz Palaces are no closer to announcing a follow-up album. But the two members of Shabazz Palaces — rapper Palaceer Lazaro, better known as Digable Planets member Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, and multi-instrumentalist Baba Maraire — have joined up with Hussein Kalonji to form a [...]
I’m happy to present a brand new 15-track solo LP from Kool A.D., formerly of Das Racist. The project includes guest appearances from Sir DZL (Del The Funkee Homosapien), Santos Vieira aka Lady Bug Mecca of Digable Planets and others. Here’s a video for #14, “Swole”, produced by my man Plinio. Continue below to stream [...]
Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most. While it’s true that most good things come to an end, sometimes the credits fade before a compelling story has the opportunity to unfold. Promising funkmaster freestylers Digable Planets had a lifespan of just three years: 1992 to 1995. Show More Summary
Kelly O Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets is guest blogging over at Gorilla Vs. Bear today. Read his posts here. The Seattle rapper/producer is laying down some of his favorite tracks, revealing glimpses into his influences (Mobb Deep, Marvin Gaye, Charles Mingus, Gang Starr, etc.). Show More Summary
To celebrate the vinyl reissue of Digable Planets‘ incendiary, ahead-of-its-time classic Blowout Comb, we’re extremely... Read more »
Brace yourself for our second gushing Light in the Attic post of the week: the... Read more »
I wrote this back in 2002....Earlier this year, the smoothest rapper in the history of hiphop, Ishmael Butler—who was in Digable Planets and is now in Cherry Wine—would spot me at the # 7 bus stop near Columbia City and offer me a ride to Capitol Hill, where I work. Show More Summary
Wonderful news! Your favorite electro hip-hop duo featuring a former member of Digable Planets sharing a name with the protagonist of Moby Dick is back! It’s not a crowded field by any means, but regardless, Shabazz Palaces are one of the best hip-hop groups in the world. Show More Summary
Reblogged from The Sistah Vegan Project: Cee Knowledge of Digable Planets, Sistah Vegan, DJ Cavem Moetavation at Brown Suga Festival in Denver on April 28 2012. Keynote speaker: A. Breeze Harper (aka Sistah Vegan) Video recording of Breeze Harper’s April 28 2012 keynote address for the Brown Suga Youth Festival in Denver, Colorado. ATTENTION: THERE ARE 3 [...]
Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler’s (Digable Planets, Cherrywine) current incarnation, Shabazz Palaces, is responsible for the single most forward thinking and engaging hip hop LP of last year. Along with percussionist, Tendai Maraire, Butler...Show More Summary
original Digable Planets promo photo with Ladybug vs their last promo photo Earlier this month, news began circulating that Digable Planets had plans to reunite with their original members in 2012 for a tour and a new album, which would...