After Blowout Comb, Digable Planets basically dissolved due to the dreaded "creative differences". Submit Corrections. Digable Planets' resulting tour had a laid-back vibe more in keeping with a jazz show than any hip-hop concert, though the live musicians were criticized for doing little more than re-creating samples from the album. Digable Planets (/ˈdɪɡəbəl ˈplænəts/) is a Grammy award-winning[1] hip hop trio formed in 1987. [5] The track peaked at #67 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1995.[6]. “Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) is everything hip-hop should be: artistically sound, unabashedly conscious and downright cool,” proclaimed Kevin Powell in a four-star review for Rolling Stone. With no strong single to carry it, however, Blowout Comb's sales performance was not up to that of Reachin'. All three continued making music separately, but despite many promises that the recordings would become actual releases, nearly a decade passed before releases appeared from Butterfly's Cherrywine project, Ladybug's new billing Ladybug Mecca, and Doodlebug's Cee Knowledge. Even more so than its predecessor, the Planets’ second full-length pushed stylistic boundaries. A reunion show scheduled for December 2012 in Seattle, Washington was cancelled days before the performance. Butterfly Doodlebug Ladybug Mecca . “Those cats used their vernacular to communicate a new perspective.” With unabashedly intelligent lyrical references to everything from Karl Marx (on the reggae-tinged “Where I'm From“) and Jimi Hendrix, to feminist bell hooks and poet Nikki Giovanni, the Planets boldly followed suit. A segment of the film was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. "[15] Despite Butler's previous statement, it was announced in October 2015 that the trio would again reunite for a concert at Seattle's Neptune Theatre on December 30 alongside Shabazz Palaces. [22], Digable Planets performing at Aggie Theatre in 2010, Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space), Beyond the Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles, "Digable Planets Win Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group", "Digable Planets' Ishmael Butler Talks About Being 'Unsung,' His Impact & More", "Digable Planets, Blowout Comb (Pendulum/ERG)", "Hip-Hop Legends Digable Planets Reunite", "Digable Planets: Beyond the Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles", "Original Members of Digable Planets To Embark On First Tour In 11 Years", "Ishmael Butler on Digable Planets: 'I think it's the end, "Digable Planets reunite after four years for hometown Seattle concert", "Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty review – spectacular, way-out hip-hop", "Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler becomes A&R for Sub Pop", "Chimurenga Renaissance 'The B.A.D Is So Good, "Ladybug Mecca – Trip the Light Fantastic Album Review", "The Dino 5 Takes Kid-Hop Back to the Future", "BROOKZILL! A compilation, Beyond the Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles, filled the gap while fans waited for its release. Mecca the Ladybug – now Ladybug Mecca – dropped her new solo album, Trip The Light Fantastic, in June, 2005 on her very own record label “Nu Paradigm Entertainment”. [18] Butler and Maraire later collaborated with Hussein Kalonji as Chimurenga Renaissance to release riZe vadZimu riZe in March 2014 on Brick Lane Records. Butler released Bright Black under the moniker Cherrywine in 2003 before going on to collaborate with multi-instrumentalist Tendai "Baba" Maraire as the group Shabazz Palaces, which has released five albums. On their 1993 debut, Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space), the threesome showed just how rich and vibrant the musical product of three distinctive minds working in harmony could be. [12] During an interview with the Houston Chronicle near the time of this show, Doodlebug stated that a new single would be released, called "Fresh Out", and that a new album was planned for digital release in summer of 2010.