Digable Planets Reunite

Ishmael “Butterfly” “Palaceer Lazaro” Butler has lately been busy with Shabazz Palaces, his much-loved Seattle avant-rap crew. But Butler first came to our attention as one third of the early-’90s boho-rap trio Digable Planets, the group responsible for the kitschy but undeniably awesome near-masterpiece that you see above. The Planets only have two albums to their credit, 1993’s Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) and 1994’s Blowout Comb, and both of them are better than you likely remember. But they’ve stayed intermittently active over the years, getting back together for shows here and there. And now HipHopDX reports that they plan to reassemble for a new album and a tour in 2012. Hopefully, they will once again be to rap what key be to lock.