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23 Rap Songs About Outer Space

Digable Planets "It's Good to Be Here" (1993)

Album: Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
Label: Pendulum, Elektra Records
Producer: Butterfly, Shane Faber, Mike Mangini

"It's Good to Be Here" outlines the trio's excursion from their home planet in Sector 6 to New York as they attempt to bring funky music and entertainment to the people. Butterfly's first verse sets up the importance of having the appropriate items for a roadtrip (music, Snapple, and drugs). (Little known fact: Future owns the only intergalactic gas station. Located on Pluto, it is full-service.)

The Digable crew was smart to stop and fill up before their trip, because gas is much more expensive in New York than it is on Pluto. Jazz-influenced instrumentals and laid back flows are typical of the Digable Planets style. Ladybug's "We love it where we from, but we kick it where we at" line is one of the best lines in all of rap. With names like Ladybug, Butterfly, and Doodlebug, it's quite plausible that Digable Planets are actually alien Animorphs.

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