Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on December 19, 2011

original Digable Planets promo photo with Ladybug vs their last promo photo
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Earlier this month, news began circulating that Digable Planets had plans to reunite with their original members in 2012 for a tour and a new album, which would be the followup to 1994's Blowout Comb. However, the group's original female emcee, Ladybug Mecca, has since denied those claims, stating that, "Though a dialog has started about possible plans in the future, nothing has been contracted yet. All reports of Digable Planets, and/or Ladybug Mecca's appearance with them, are false and inaccurate."

However, the group will be playing a show in Brooklyn this Tuesday (12/20) at Brooklyn Bowl with F. Stokes and UGO Crew. Tickets are still available. Digable Planets will be backed by the band The Cosmic Funk Orchestra, like they have been at past shows.

They originally reunited in 2005, and went through a series of reunion tours in the years following, scheduling-then-cancelling-dates with Ladybug and without. In the past Ladybug's role has been filled by MC Madarocka (aka Lady Makka). We contacted the group's agent for more info. He (slightly contradicted Ladybug and) said, "Though Ladybug is not yet slated rejoin her former band mates until 2012, you never know who will show up to a Digable show - constantly reminding listeners why Digable Planets are "Cool like dat"." Hmmm.

Ish aka Butterfly (Ishmael Butler) has recently been spending his time with Shabazz Palaces, who released one of Rough Trade's favorite albums of the year.

Check out some classic Digable Planets video below.

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Digable Planets - 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)

Digable Planets- Nickel Bags

Digable Planets - Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)

Digable Planets - Dial 7 (Axioms of Creamy Spies)

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Comments (19)

i wish shabazz would play bbowl

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 12:46 PM

^ Betty Shabazz?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:00 PM

"contracted"

music as a business. GROSS.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:03 PM

This will be awesome. They can play "Cool Like Dat" over and over again for 45 minutes. Arrested Development should come and do "Tennessee" for an hour, too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:08 PM

If you play all the vids above at once, it sounds pretty cool. Try it!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:20 PM

2005 brooklynvegan posts had so much less hummehs in them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:22 PM

OG blipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:32 PM

arrested development part deux, the very slightly less cheeseball version.

but what they maybe lose in cheese, they make up in pretension a 1000 times over.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:34 PM

a different world: the band

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:35 PM

holy shit. 1:35 gets comment of the year. well done!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:37 PM

2005 brooklynvegan posts really were less snarky. Those were the days.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 1:40 PM

1:35 = 1:37

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:00 PM

2:00 = 2:02

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:02 PM

nope. I'm 1:37 - "a different world: the band" is the funniest goddamned comment i've seen on here in a long time. if you were around during that goofy time period you'd get it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:24 PM

2:02 = 2:24

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:31 PM

So, is Ladybug Mecca playing with the other 2 tomorrow night @ BB or not?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 2:44 PM

Ladybug = best female rapper.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 7:07 PM

Im at The Show right now and it just sucks. No ladybug, no shabazz, basically one founding member claiming to be dp. Embarrassing. Sad.

Posted by Readyletsgo | December 20, 2011 11:21 PM

is frohawk there?

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2011 12:22 AM

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