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 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 2005, the group won a Grammy for their collaboration with Gorillaz on the single "Feel Good Inc."

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 3 Feet High and Rising De La Soul 3.5 9
1991 De La Soul Is Dead De La Soul 4 9
1993 Buhloone Mindstate De La Soul 4
1996 Stakes Is High De La Soul 5 3
2000 Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump De La Soul 5 3
2001 AOI : Bionix De La Soul 6
2004 De La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities & Classics De La Soul 1
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

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 The Best Compilation De La Soul 1
2002 The Works Compilation De La Soul 1
2003 Timeless: The Singles Collection Compilation De La Soul 2
2003 The Best Of Compilation De La Soul 3
2007 The Platinum Collection Compilation De La Soul 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Live at Tramps NYC 1996 Live De La Soul 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2014 Smell the Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy) Mixtape/Street De La Soul & J Dilla 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 DeLaREmiX Remix De La Soul 2
1996 Remixes Remix De La Soul 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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
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 6
1993 Ego Trippin' (Part Two) De La Soul 3
1993 Breakadawn De La Soul 1
1994 Fallin' Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul 1
1996 Itzsoweezee (Hot) De La Soul 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 3
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 2
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

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Clear Lake Audiotorium De La Soul 3
1996 More Supa Sweet Stakes, Baby De La Soul 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children Queen Latifah + De La Soul 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 De La Remix Compilation De La Soul 1

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