De La Soul

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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."

It is the band's biggest commercial success to date, with their subsequent albums 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."

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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul 4.25 9
1991 De La Soul Is Dead De La Soul 4 9
1993 Buhloone Mindstate De La Soul 5
1996 Stakes Is High De La Soul 5 4
2000 Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump De La Soul 5 4
2001 AOI: Bionix De La Soul 7
2004 The Grind Date De La Soul 3
2006 The Impossible: Mission TV Series, Part 1 De La Soul 2
2009 Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run De La Soul 2
2016 And the Anonymous Nobody De La Soul 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 De La Remix De La Soul 3
1992 The Best De La Soul 1
2002 The Works De La Soul 1
2003 Timeless: The Singles Collection De La Soul 2
2003 The Best Of De La Soul 4
2007 The Platinum Collection De La Soul 1
2012 Original Album Series (De La Soul) De La Soul 1

Album + Compilation + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 De La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities & Classics De La Soul 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Live at Tramps NYC 1996 De La Soul 2

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Smell the Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) De La Soul & J Dilla 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Remixes De La Soul 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Jenifa (Taught Me) / Potholes in My Lawn De La Soul 1
1988 Plug Tunin’ De La Soul 1
1989 Eye Know De La Soul 1
1989 Buddy / Ghetto Thang De La Soul 1
1989 Me Myself and I De La Soul 3
1989 Say No Go De La Soul 3
1989 The Magic Number / Buddy De La Soul 1
1990 Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children Queen Latifah feat. De La Soul 2
1991 Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa / Keepin' The Faith De La Soul 1
1991 A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays” De La Soul 4
1991 Keepin' the Faith De La Soul 1
1991 Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) De La Soul 7
1993 Ego Trippin' (Part Two) De La Soul 3
1993 Breakadawn De La Soul 2
1994 Fallin' Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul 1
1996 Itzsoweezee (Hot) De La Soul 1
1996 4 More De La Soul Featuring Zhane 1
1996 Stakes is High De La Soul 1
2000 Keep On Nightmares on Wax feat. De La Soul 1
2000 Oooh. De La Soul feat. Redman 4
2000 All Good? De La Soul 2
2000 All Good?: The Remixes De La Soul 1
2001 Me Myself and I De La Soul 1
2001 Baby Phat De La Soul 3
2004 Shopping Bags (She Got From You) De La Soul 2
2004 Rock Co.Kane Flow De La Soul 1
2013 Get Away (feat. the Spirit of the Wu) De La Soul 1
2014 The People De La Soul feat. Chuck D 1
2015 God It De La Soul x Nas 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Clear Lake Audiotorium De La Soul 3
1996 More Supa Sweet Stakes, Baby De La Soul 1
2016 For Your Pain & Suffering De La Soul 1

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