De La Soul () is an American hip hop trio formed in 1988 in the Amityville area of Long Island, New York. They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'". With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been called "a hip hop masterpiece."The album was the band's biggest commercial success to date, with subsequent ones selling progressively less, despite receiving high praise from critics. They were influential in the early stages of rapper/actor Mos Def's career, and are a core part of the Spitkicker collective. They are the second longest standing Native Tongues group, after the Jungle Brothers. In 2006, the group won a Grammy for their collaboration with Gorillaz on the single "Feel Good Inc."In early 2015, they announced plans to release a Kickstarter funded upcoming 9th studio album And the Anonymous Nobody in September 2015; it was released on August 26, 2016. The album tracks are said to be the result of multiple improvised jam sessions. The album also features guest appearances from artists such as Damon Albarn, Little Dragon, David Byrne, 2 Chainz and Snoop Dogg.

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August 11, 2021

De La Soul’s full catalogue to hit streaming services later this year

The trio’s long-held rights dispute has ended The post De La Soul’s full catalogue to hit streaming services later this year appeared first on NME.

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August 11, 2021

De La Soul Plans to Bring Classic Catalog to Streaming in Partnership With Reservoir

De La Soul are back in control of their creative legacy and plan to bring their first six studio albums to streaming services later this year.

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August 10, 2021

De La Soul’s Full Catalog Is Finally Coming to Streaming

Legendary rap group says music will arrive "later this year" via partnership with Reservoir Media

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August 9, 2021

Talib Kweli confirms De La Soul now own the rights to their masters

The hip-hop trio's earlier music is not available on streaming services due to contract disputes with a previous rights holder The post Talib Kweli confirms De La Soul now own the rights to their masters appeared first on NME.

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