De La Soul Biography (Wikipedia)
De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. 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."
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."
- Funk Family Tree: De La Soul - Ray Charleshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047fv77.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047fv77.jpg2016-09-10T17:32:00.000ZThe funk family tree branches out from De La Soul to Ray Charles. Where next?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p047fv9m
Funk Family Tree: De La Soul - Ray Charles
- My First Bars: De La Soulhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p042nqbp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p042nqbp.jpg2016-07-27T13:55:00.000ZThe legendary trio take it back to the early days and the artists who inspired them most.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p042qqcn
My First Bars: De La Soul
- De La Soul - 'The current state of hip hop is redundant'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041y9xt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041y9xt.jpg2016-07-19T10:49:00.000ZDe La Soul dropped by to see Trevor Nelson as part of MC Month on 1Xtra. Trevor quizzes the guys on their first MC names, lines and view on the state of hip hop at the moment.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041y9z1
De La Soul - 'The current state of hip hop is redundant'
- [LISTEN] De La Soul chat about their forthcoming album 'And the Anonymous Nobody'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wy1tz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wy1tz.jpg2016-07-18T13:07:00.000ZPosdnuos, Dave and Maseo chat to 6Music's Abbie McCarthy about their forthcoming album and their career highlights to date.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041vs1k
[LISTEN] De La Soul chat about their forthcoming album 'And the Anonymous Nobody'
- De La Soul 'The current state of hip hop is redundant'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041jtx0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041jtx0.jpg2016-07-15T09:56:00.000ZDe La Soul talk to Trevor Nelson as part of MC Month here on 1Xtra.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041jtz8
De La Soul 'The current state of hip hop is redundant'
- 'These young brothers & sisters teach us. We try to be students, when you catch new stuff you study it' - De La Soulhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041f4x9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041f4x9.jpg2016-07-13T15:00:00.000ZDe La Soul are in the House! to talk about their new album, The Anonymous Nobody, and their crowd-funding success in financing the album. Without a doubt, Absolute Legends.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041fvw5
'These young brothers & sisters teach us. We try to be students, when you catch new stuff you study it' - De La Soul
- Pos from De La Soul : On music, friendship and painhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wy1tz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wy1tz.jpg2016-06-01T14:02:00.000ZCraig talks to Pos from De La Soul about new music and 3 decades of friendshiphttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03wy1zk
Pos from De La Soul : On music, friendship and pain
De La Soul Tracks