Posts Tagged ‘De La Soul’

We recently highlighted how one of the best rap groups of all time in De La Soul had big plans in the works for 2014. With three projects being set for release this year, De La Soul has officially unveiled one-third of the equation in their Smell The D.A.I.S.Y. mixtape, which is filled with an entire set of previously unheard J Dilla beats. De La Soul and J Dilla had deep history together with their Native Tongues connection, so it is great to get the chance to hear the legendary trio rock over Dilla production in 2014. One of the more raw cuts off the project is the track “Vocabulary Skills” which pays homage to the classic lines by Nas. The group put out the song in preperation for the highly anticipated mixtape and we can now listen to the full project! The track has a all too familiar Dilla knock to it and the rhymes of De La Soul sound sharp as ever. (more…)


The legendary group De La Soul recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album 3 Feet High And Rising. With that milestone in mind, the group unveiled their newest track “Dilla Plugged In”, which pays homage to the late great producer J Dilla from Detroit. Fittingly enough, the song features a signature Dilla beat that sounds fresh as ever despite the fact it was probably made over ten years ago. “Dilla Plugged In” will be featured on De La Soul’s upcoming mixtape Smell The DA.I.S.Y., which will included a full set of J Dilla production. The commemorative track has a nostalgic feel to it and of course De La Soul serves up the proper lyrical treatment. (more…)

Here we have our first (and long overdue) Throwback Thursday post here at The legendary hip-hop group De La Soul will be honored first due to the 25 year anniversary of their classic debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, a milestone that many fans celebrated this past week. De La Soul have a cemented legacy in hip-hop due to their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap sub-genre. Everything from their unique sampling to the quirky yet consciously aware style of their lyrics caught the attention of all music fans back in the late 1980’s-early 1990’s. One single off the 3 Feet High and Rising album that largely represented what De La Soul and the Native Tongues posse were all about was “Buddy”. Also featuring appearances from artists such as Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and Queen Latifah, the song reflects the positivity and Afrocentric nature that had such an impactful influence on De La Soul. (more…)