The Digable Planets are a Grammy award-winning hip hop trio formed in 1987. The trio is composed of rappers Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, Mariana “Ladybug Mecca” Vieira, and Craig “Doodlebug” Irving. The group is notable for their contributions to the subgenres of jazz rap and alternative hip hop. The group signed to Pendulum Records in 1992 and all three band members moved to Brooklyn, New York. Their debut album Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) was released in 1993 and certified gold by the RIAA. The album’s lead single, “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” became a crossover hit, peaking at #15 on Billboard magazine’s singles chart, earning gold certification by the RIAA, and winning Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the Grammys. The track peaked at #67 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1995.
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