De La Soul
In 1987, a trio known as De La Soul formed from Long Island, NY roots and changed the landscape of hip-hop as we knew it. Now, for over 20 years they have rocked us with their De La songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes. They have gained respect within and outside the hip hop community with their contributions to rap, as well as jazz, funk, soul and alternative genres. Not only are their musical innovations acclaimed and respected worldwide, but they paved a path for many alternative rap groups to come after them.
Official Albums/Projects Released:
- 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
- De La Soul is Dead (1991)
- Buhloone Mindstate (1993)
- Stakes Is High (1996)
- Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (2000)
- AOI: Bionix (2001)
- The Grind Date (2004)
- The Impossible Mission TV Series Pt. 1 (2006)
- Are You In? (2009)
- First Serve (2012)
- Smell The Daisy (2014)
- And The Anonymous Nobody (2016)
Today, De La continue to the tour globe and perform their Grammy-nominated studio album “And The Anonymous Nobody” that was released in 2016.