Digable Planets

Digable Planets is an American hip-hop group formed in 1987 in Brooklyn, New York. The group was composed of Ishmael Butler (Butterfly), Mary Ann Vieira (Ladybug Mecca), and Craig Irving (Doodlebug). Their unique blend of jazz, funk, and hip-hop made them stand out in the 1990s hip-hop scene.

Digable Planets released their debut album, "Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)" in 1993, which was a critical and commercial success. The album's lead single, "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994. The group's second album, "Blowout Comb," was released in 1994 and received critical acclaim for its socially conscious lyrics and unique sound.

In addition to their music, Digable Planets was known for their fashion and style, often incorporating vintage clothing and Afrocentric fashion into their image. Their music and fashion influenced a generation of hip-hop artists and fans, and their impact continues to be felt in contemporary music.

Digable Planets disbanded in 1995, but their legacy lives on through their music and influence on the hip-hop genre. The group has reunited several times for performances and tours, including a reunion tour in 2016.

In recent years, Digable Planets has been recognized for their contributions to the hip-hop genre, with their music being sampled by numerous contemporary artists. Their influence on hip-hop and popular culture continues to be celebrated, cementing them as pioneers of the genre.

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