Early 1990's Hip-Hop
collective Digable Planets have announced that they have reunited and are working
on a new album.
(Cee Knowledge) and Ladybug Ms. Mecca formed the group in the early 90’s
while attending college in Massachusetts.
The group's debut
release Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time & Space) was an instant
classic and spawned the lead single 'Rebirth of Slick' (Cool Like Dat)’,
a top 20 pop hit.
The release earned
the group a Grammy for best 'Duo or Group', making them the first Hip-Hop group
to receive the award in that category.
follow up album Blowout Comb was also a critical success and while
it contained memorable recordings including "9th Wonder," the album
never met the commercial success of the group’s debut.
The group disbanded
in 1995, with each member remaining active in the creative community.
stopped wanting to be around each other,” Butterfly told AllHipHop.com.
“Everybody seems to want there to be some kind of conclusive event or
something like that, but all you have to do is think about your own relationships
in your life, things happen over the course of time that make you want to not
be around somebody. And then maybe you get back with them at some certain time
but it’s not no cataclysmic event and sh*t like that, it’s not that
his live band Cherrywine and recently was featured in an off-Broadway play.
Butterfly also composed music for Pepsi and Fila commercials as well.
a few records with The Cosmic Funk Orchestra and Ladybug Ms. Mecca announced
plans to release a solo album last year.
No album title
or release date was available for the group’s new album as of press time.