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, 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 and 2 Chainz.
TracklistAlbums1989 - 3 Feet High and Rising1991 - De La Soul Is Dead1993 - Buhloone Mindstate1996 - Stakes Is High2000 - Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump2001 - Art Official Intelligence: Bionix2004 - The Grind Date2012 - De La Soul 's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present - First Serve2016 - and the Anonymous NobodyCompilations1992 - De La Remix2002 - The Works2003 - TimelessSingles & EPs1991 - A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays EP1993 - Breakadawn1996 - Itzsoweezee (HOT)2002 - Baby Phat CD 2.
Contents.Music The Grind Date is a notably brisker, and leaner work than the group's previous albums, and features a top of the line array of production talents including the late (who was part of A Tribe Called Quest's production unit, The Ummah), ('), and ('Church'). Producer Supa Dave West, who handled the majority of the AOI albums, also contributes five tracks to the album. 'Rock Co.Kane Flow' featuring, was produced by, and sees Posdnuos addressing some recent trends in Hip hop with the line 'Unlike them, we craft gems / so systematically inclined to pen lines / without sayin a producer's name, all over the track'. The well received collaboration also brought attention to the then-unknown Jake One.The album is light on guest appearances and features a total of four guest MCs, including Common. Unlike every De La Soul album before it, The Grind Date contains no skits at all, although a short musical prelude does precede the first song 'The Future'.
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