De La Soul

De La Soul



De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York.[1] The group is 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, Dave 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."[2]

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 Posse group, after the Jungle Brothers. In 2006, the group won a Grammy for their collaboration with Gorillaz on the single "Feel Good Inc."[3]

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 and 2 Chainz.[4][5]



3 Feet High and Rising
3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by American hip hop trio De La Soul.
And the Anonymous Nobody...
And the Anonymous Nobody... (stylized as and the Anonymous Nobody...) is the ninth full-length studio album by American hip hop group De La Soul, their first full-length album since The Grind Date.
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump is the fifth studio album by American hip hop group De La Soul, it was released on August 8, 2000.
The Grind Date
The Grind Date is the seventh album from hip-hop group De La Soul, released on October 5, 2004.

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