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De La Soul

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Who is De La Soul?

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, David Jude Jolicoeur and Vincent Mason. 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.

  • members:
  • member of musical groups:
  • genres: Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hip hop music
  • albums: "Plug Tunin’", "3 Feet High and Rising", "Me Myself and I", "Say No Go", "De La Soul Is Dead", "Buhloone Mindstate", "Breakadawn", "Ego Trippin' (Part Two)", "Stakes Is High", "Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump", "AOI: Bionix", "The Works", "Timeless: The Singles Collection", "De La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities & Classics", "The Grind Date", "Live at Tramps NYC 1996", "The Best of De La Soul", "Rock Co.Kane Flow", "All Good?", "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)", "The Best", "De La Remix", "Remixes", "The Platinum Collection", "Clear Lake Audiotorium", "The Impossible: Mission TV Series, Part 1", "Days Off", "Shopping Bags (She Got From You)", "Itzsoweezee (Hot)", "Buddy / Ghetto Thang", "More Supa Sweet Stakes, Baby", "A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays”", "Oooh.", "Keepin' the Faith", "Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run", "Baby Phat", "Fallin'", "Keep On", "Jenifa (Taught Me) / Potholes in My Lawn", "Eye Know", "The Magic Number / Buddy", "4 More", "Thru Ya City", "Shoomp/Much More", "Hip-Hop Mixtape", "Get Away (feat. the Spirit of the Wu)", "All Good?: The Remixes", "The People"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance - "Me Myself and I"
      • nominated to Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Video - "Eye Know"
      • nominated to Brit Award for International Group
      • nominated to Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album - "3 Feet High and Rising"
      • nominated to American Music Award for Favorite Dance New Artist
      • Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
      • nominated to Brit Award for International Group
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - "Oooh", with Redman
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - "Feel Good Inc", with Gorillaz
      • Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - "Feel Good Inc" (Artists), with Gorillaz
  • official website: www.wearedelasoul.com

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Google previewKnowledge - The Urban Skillz Dictionary (2013)

by Sezai Coban

Reakwon, Outkast,Big L, Bahamadia,Too Short, Swollen Members, Nice &Smooth, Lox, Dead Prez, Brand Nubian, BlaqPoet, MosDef, Master P,LL Cool J, Guru, Gangstarr, Eminem, Camron, Afrua, Public Enemy, De la Soul, Big Daddy Kane, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

The label quickly signed other seminal rap/hip-hop acts, including Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, De La Soul, and Coolio. In the 1980s, the label expanded into dance music and industrial/electronic bands (Information Society). In 1986 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Business (2006)

by Jessie Carney Smith

"Cuisine de la Soul." Emerge (June 1993): 40-49. Vargas, Elizabeth. "Heroic Diner Set to Close; Hosted Many Civil Rights Activists.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015)

by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa

Brand Nubian, Common, The Coup, De La Soul, Dead Prez, Eric B and Rakim, Harmony, Ice Cube, Immortal Technique, Isis, Jungle Brothers, KMD, KRSOne, MC Lyte, ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

cts like De La Soul seemed to have made the so-called ®hip hop daisy age ̄ credible[.] ¦ Patrick Neate, Where You' re ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1894)

by George Milbry Gould

Bacille de la septicemie de la SOUl'i8, Fr. See Bacillus erysipelnlos suis, Léffler, Schlitz. Bacille de la septicemie gangreneuse de la grenouille, Legrain ...

Google previewThe New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (2004)

What Your Child Needs to Know by Eric Donald Hirsch, William G. Rowland, Michael Stanford

Queen Latifah and the group De La Soul have been rap stars since the 1980s. See also HIP-HOP. reggae (REG-ay) Reggae is a kind of pop music that began in JAMAICA. It combines elements of CALYPSO and BLUES. Bob Marley was one ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1

A golden age of rap music in the late 1980s elevated a cipher of “conscious” artists including Afrika Bambaataa, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Black Sheep, and Brand Nubian creating a membership known as the Native ...

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Quotes about De La Soul

Whatever we are the soul of
That we can never see.
Whatever we of the soul are
Soul can't see equally.

Above and below
No soul can know
What floats upon its sea
Or, with or without the flotsam,
That soul will always be. (Douglas Scotney)
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