It is a bittersweet moment for fans of legendary rap trio, De La Soul. The group has finally made its entire catalog available on streaming services after being absent from them for years – but it comes just weeks after the death of one of its members, David Jolicoeur aka Trugoy The Dove. He was 54 years old. Still, this is an exciting moment for fans and music lovers alike as we can now appreciate the great music that De La Soul was able to create throughout their career.
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De La Soul’s influence on hip-hop is undeniable and has been since they released their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising in 1989. They helped move rap away from the gritty street tales of violence and into the realm of consciousness and positivity with tracks like “Me Myself and I”, “The Magic Number”, and “Eye Know.” Their sound was unique – incorporating jazz, funk, rock samples with intelligent rhymes.
Their music has had lasting impact not just on rap but across all genres of music as well as popular culture in general. Artists ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to Kanye West have acknowledged De La Soul’s influence on their work and hip-hop as a whole would be drastically different if not for this influential trio. Now that all six albums are available on streaming services fans have easier access than ever before to appreciate De La Soul’s legacy which should be celebrated by everyone who loves good music regardless of genre.
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It truly is a bittersweet moment for fans around the world who have been waiting for De La Soul’s catalog to be available on streaming services again – but it’s finally here! It’s time to get your headphones ready and take a journey back in time with some classic tracks from these hip-hop pioneers! Long live De La Soul! The only thing left to say is RUN IT UP!