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De La Soul News

De La Soul share new track 'Vocabulary Spills' - listen

The song is the second to be taken from new 'Smell The D.A.I.S.Y' mixtape

  • Mar 21, 2014

De La Soul announce UK live dates

Hip Hop act will perform live in May before returning in August to headline Camp Bestival

  • Mar 15, 2014

De La Soul team up with J Dilla on 'Dilla Plugged In' – listen

Track taken from upcoming 'Smell the D.A.I.S.Y.' mixtape

  • Mar 5, 2014

De La Soul to headline Camp Bestival

US act join Basement Jaxx and James on Dorset festival bill

  • Mar 3, 2014

De La Soul to give back catalogue away for free

Hip-hop trio will celebrate 25 years of '3 Feet High and Rising' with 25-hour giveaway

  • Feb 14, 2014

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May 01, 2014 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London

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May 02, 2014 Manchester Academy Manchester

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May 03, 2014 The Arches Glasgow

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May 06, 2014 The Assembly Leamington

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May 07, 2014 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol

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May 09, 2014 The Aquarium Lowestoft

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Aug 05, 2014 Concorde 2 Brighton

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Aug 07, 2014 Rock City Nottingham

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Aug 08, 2014 Sub89 Reading

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De La Soul Music Videos

Virtual Festivals - De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 present First Serve Play Video

Virtual Festivals - De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 present First Serve

Virtual Festivals go back stage at BBC 6's 10th Birthday to interview De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 present First Serve

Must B The Music Play Video

Must B The Music

Watch the official Must B The Music video by De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 present First Serve in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

El Club del BGI Play Video

El Club del BGI

Music video by La Principal De La Nit I Marcel Casellas performing El Club del BGI. (C) 2008 Picap

TANTA NECESIDAD Play Video

TANTA NECESIDAD

Una splendida bachata, cantata da Alexandra la reina de la bachata, grande Artista internazionale. - Guapachando : (Re)Discover the finest latinand south american Music Selection. Guapachando is your channel for all...

L'Estanquera Play Video

L'Estanquera

Music video by Narcís Perich i la Caravana de la Bona Sort performing L'Estanquera. (C) 2012 Picap

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De La Soul Reviews

De La Soul : Los Angeles House Of Blues

De La Soul : Los Angeles House Of Blues

Tight beats, clever rhymes and positive energy...

  • Nov 9, 2001

Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump

It's a mature victory.

  • Aug 2, 2000

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De La Soul Biography

De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The band 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 Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug Wonder Why, Plug One), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove, Dave, Plug Two) and Vincent Mason (P.A. Pasemaster Mase, Maseo, Plug Three, Baby Huey). 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'". Prince Paul was also sometimes referred to as Plug Four. The Plug names are alleged to come from the numbers that each bandmate's microphone was labeled on the soundboard. Posdnuos was always plugged into plug one, Trugoy was plugged into plug two, and so forth.

With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, is considered a hip hop masterpiece. It is also the band's biggest commercial success to date, with their subsequent albums selling progressively less, despite receiving high praise from critics. A measure of 3 Feet High and Rising's cross-over appeal was the fact that it was voted Album of the Year by NME, a title better known for its taste in guitar-based music. De La Soul has influenced numerous other hip hop artists such as Camp Lo, The Black Eyed Peas, and Digable Planets. They were also 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."

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