12 June 2009


Hip hop group De La Soul formed in Long Island, New York in the late eighties, while still in High School.

I mentioned back around Christmas that I'm a fan of their first two albums, thanks to a former co-worker from New York.

They recently announced that they're working on a new album, tentatively titled You're Welcome, scheduled to be released in 2010. I figured I'd use that news as a reason to post a batch of their b-sides and collaborations.

Most of these are from their early days (like, say, the time of their first two albums). Though they do continue to collaborate with many other acts - notably receiving a Grammy for "Feel Good, Inc.", the song they did with Gorillaz. In fact, Gorillaz' Damon Albarn is said to be guesting on the new album.

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De La Soul - "Freedom of Speak (We Got Three Minutes)" From the "Plug Tunin'" single.
De La Soul - "Mack Daddy on the Left" From the "Eye Know" single.
De La Soul - "The Magic Number" (1-2-3 Mix) From the "Buddy" single, remixed track from 3 Feet High. . .
Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul - "Fallin'" From the Judgment Night soundtrack.
De La Soul - "What Yo Life can Truly Be" From the single for "A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'".
Propellerheads and De La Soul - "360° (Oh Yeah)" From the Prop's album Deckandrumsandrockandroll. (buy)
Queen Latifah with De La Soul - "Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" From Latifah's album, All Hail the Queen. (buy)

Pay that money down:

3 Feet High and Rising, 1989 (buy)
De La Soul is Dead, 1991 (buy)
Buhloone Mindstate, 1993 (buy)
Stakes is High, 1996 (buy)
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, 2000 (buy)
AOI: Bionix, 2001
The Grind Date, 2004 (buy)
The Impossible: Mission TV Series, Pt. 1, 2006 (buy) (rarities compilation)

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