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Jolowitz and I speak with Doodlebug aka Cee Knowledge, MC of the legendary Digable Planets, maybe the chillest, ultra-jazzy hip hop crew of the early 90’s.  We discuss the reasons behind the break up of Digable Planets, the content of modern hip hop, his current and future happenings, artists he regrets not working with, and his ideal setting to write lyrics, among other things.

Note: The Interview is broken up into 2 parts.

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Where I’m From” is off of Digable Planets‘ debut album, Reachin (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (1993) It was the first of only two albums the group created.  “Where I’m From” is an excellent example of their too chill, jazzy-rap.  They have the most jazz-influenced hip hop I’ve seen from the 90’s and seem to be one of the most under-appreciated crews of the time.  Digable Planets is a trio that includes Butterfly, Doodlebug, and Ladybug Mecca.  Their albums are completely self-produced (mostly by Butterfly) and are both worth getting your hands on.

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