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Digable Planets is a Grammy award-winning hip hop trio formed in 1987, in Brooklyn, New York. The group is notable for their contributions to the subgenres of classic hip hop and alternative hip hop.

Butler and Irving met in Philadelphia in the late 1980s. Originally from Seattle, Butler was interning at Sleeping Bag Records in New York and would visit his grandmother in Philadelphia where Irving was living and rapping with an outfit called the Dread Poets Society (later known as the 7 OD’s). Vieira and Irving met in Washington, D.C. while Irving was attending Howard University. The initial demos recorded under the name Digable Planets featured only Butler, but after a brief stint with two other members, Butler began collaborating with Irving and Vieira in 1989...

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Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira, Craig "Doodlebug" Irving, Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler
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