Cherrywine is the name of Ishmael Butler's band. You probably know Ishmael as 'Butterfly' from Digable Planets or as just 'Ish' from his work with artists like 4 Hero and Camp Lo in some of his post-Digable work.

Overall, Ish had been pretty quiet since Digable disbanded. Then at the end of 2001, a 12' white-label with two tracks from Cherrywine surfaced almost mysteriously. Within weeks, the 12' was a top-seller among internet retailers and Ish seemed to have picked up right where he left off--distinguished as one as one of the most interesting and progressive MC's to ever pick up a mic.

In 2003, DCide Records, in a partnership with Babygrande, released Cherrywine's debut album which was met with critical acclaim worldwide.


Cherrywine Discography Tracks


Cherrywine Bright Black (Album) CNR Music Europe 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Promo Cherrywine 16th Minute(12", Promo) Cherrywine Promo US 2002 Sell This Version
DCD 1 70105 Cherrywine Dazzlement / What Im Talking(12") DCide DCD 1 70105 US 2003 Sell This Version

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