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  1. Shabazz Palaces: Show PreviewRead the original story

    Tuesday | SF Weekly

    ... 28, and Tuesday, July 29, at the New Parish, Oakland; $20. First, Ishmael Butler rapped as "Butterfly" in Digable Planets, a '90s jazz-rap group produced by King Britt their 1993 single, "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" won a Grammy. By the end of ...

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  2. First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 20 | National Public Radio

    ... of an old record? We may never know. MC and producer Ishmael Butler keeps his cards close. As leader of Digable Planets, Butler had an accessible radio hit in 1992's " Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) ," but he hasn't done anything straightforward ...

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  3. Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael ButlerRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 20 | WNYC-AM New York

    As hip-hop morphed and evolved through the 1980's and into the 90's, a trio called Digable Planets was one of a handful to marry jazz with rap.

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  4. Heavy Rotation: Our Panel's 10 Favorite Songs Of The YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 27 | National Public Radio

    Hawk House is the British hip-hop trio of brothers Sam and Eman Croydon and singer Demae; together, they make music that falls squarely between the progressive soul of Iman Omari and the progressive hip-hop of A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and Buhloone Mindstate -era De La Soul, with shades of Jamiroquai.

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  5. Shabazz Palaces-related project Chimurenga Renaissance released an LP, playing NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2014 | Brooklynvegan

    ... through it. He's also more explicitly political, handling talking points in a way that feels reminiscent of Digable Planets' first two albums, but with a somberness that places him more in line with someone like Talib Kweli. Maraire speaks to ...

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  6. PW's Summer Guide 2014: live Philly concerts & new albumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | Philadelphia Weekly

    ... O.Gs, who seamlessly intertwine elements of jazz, soul and breakbeats. Their cerebral rap game's on par with Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, k-os, and Gang Starr. Grade A+ stuff. That Wawa Weclome America lineup looks naturally tight as hell: ...

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  7. PW's Summer Guide 2014: live Philly concerts & new albumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | Philadelphia Weekly

    ... O.Gs, who seamlessly intertwine elements of jazz, soul and breakbeats. Their cerebral rap game's on par with Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, k-os, and Gang Starr. Grade A+ stuff. That Wawa Weclome America lineup looks naturally tight as hell: ...

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  8. Nod your head to this new video from Cee Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk OrchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2014 | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

    ... from the long-running Cee, who in the 90s performed under the name Doodlebug in revered New York rap group Digable Planets. In the video, the camera follows the group wandering around abandoned train tracks, mixed up with black and white close ups ...

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  9. Tips to find good music for childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2014 | Lansing State Journal

    ... mind getting stuck in your head. "The Dino-5" by Dino Five Performed by members of 90s hip hop acts like Digable Planets and De La Soul, this disc is so good that you won't be embarrassed when someone catches you blasting it out the windows at a ...

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  10. Blunt Club Celebrates 12 Years of Hip-Hop CommunityRead the original story

    May 22, 2014 | Phoenix New Times

    ... -- such as Public Enemy at Hollywood Alley, a secret Z-Trip show at Yucca Tap Room, and Afrika Bambaata and Digable Planets at Club Red -- are legends in everybody else's right as well. "Loyalty" is the word that Blunt Club host Mouse Powell used to ...

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  11. Hear Shabazz Palaces' Mystic 'They Come in Gold,' From ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2014 | Spin

    ... that finds some Holy Grail middle-ground between member Palaceer Lazaro's beloved '90s boho-rap outfit Digable Planets and the noise-rap of Death Grips. Unsettling voice-like loops and strident drum-machine claps give way to a warm bath of synths ...

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  12. Cee Knowledge catches a cosmic ride away from Digable PlanetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2014 | Charleston City Paper

    The debut album from Cee Knowledge and the Cosmic Funk Orchestra, To Life, Love, and Loot , is set to be released in July When the Grammy-winning hip-hop trio Digable Planets imploded in 1995, shortly after the release of their second album, Blowout Comb , band member Craig "Doodlebug" Irving left music behind.

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  13. Ratking Redefine NYC Hip-Hop on New Album So It GoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2014 | The Village Voice

    ... It's an album that can't help but to bring to mind other crews of young city-dwellers. Dipset to Def Jux to Digable Planets to Death Grips, and that's just the "D" section. Ratking draw influences from everywhere: in their interviews, they've ...

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  14. Asher Roth set to drop high-quality sophomore LP, "RetroHash"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2014 | Philadelphia Weekly

    ... the '90s on this one, and the mention of some all-time favorite acts from that mix - like The Pharcyde and Digable Planets - seemed to hit home with Roth. He's pumped to hear that RetroHash sounds like it culls from those talents. Since Asleep , ...

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  15. New Music from Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug of Digable Planets) & The Cosmic Funk OrchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2014 | PR.com

    ... hip-hop band led by 'Cee Know the Doodlebug' of the Grammy award winning jazz-influenced rap group Digable Planets. CFO's new full length album, "To Life, Love, & Loot" is set to officially release in the Summer of 2014. "Bandits" is CFO's reminder ...

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  16. Sidewalk Chalk show previewRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2014 | SF Weekly

    ... - horns, keys, soulful singing, unforced rapping - could easily have fit in with '90s-era groups like Digable Planets, but those same aesthetic choices group Sidewalk Chalk with an increasingly long list of contemporary artists who mine elements of ...

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  17. Shabazz Palaces Bring Beats, Ghosts, and Congas to Slim's, 2/27/14Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2014 | SF Weekly

    formerly of the seminal 1990s jazz-rap outfit Digable Planets -- would return the barb later. He playfully called out the audience for being "charading hip-hoppers," who dress up like and perform the "maneuvers" of the real deal. This audience was ...

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  18. Shepard Fairey and Jello Biafra kick Noise Pop 2014 off to a cracking good startRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2014 | Examiner.com

    My money is on Shabazz Palaces if you want to discover a fresh hip hop sound with an experimental edge. Ex-Digable Planets frontman, Ismael Butler and Tendai Maraire make up the duo. In homage to the late Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbusters' played on as ...

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  19. Don't Miss These Under the Radar Noise Pop ShowsRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2014 | The Bold Italic

    ... when talking about the genius of Shabazz Palaces ' Palaceer Lazaro. The guy was a main force behind Digable Planets, one of the most creative hip hop groups of the '90s, and his work now, two decades later with Shabazz Palaces, is mind-blowing. They ...

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  20. Lotus: 2-Day Electro-Hip Hop Party at the FillmoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2014 | 303 Magazine

    ... electronic grooves. Monks features artists Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Mr. Lif, and Doodlebug (Digable Planets) spitting lyrical beats over Lotus' otherwise instrumental melodies. In this experimental and evocative album, Lotus ...

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