De La Soul Schedule
American hip-hop trio De La Soul are considered to be pioneers, acting as one of the first
groups to color outside the lines of what Rolling Stone magazine calls, "macho braggadocio, hectoring social comment and mammoth
beats." De La Soul was first in line as trailblazers for the "alternative" rap movement, which groups like P.M. Dawn, Digable
Planets, A Tribe Called Quest and Basehead, belong to. Peddling carefree raps, cheeky lyrics and cryptic samplings, De La
Soul was acclaimed as the future of hip-hop.
Today, De La Soul continues to tour, and you can most likely find the group
performing at venues like the: Irving Plaza in New York, New York; Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts; Howard Theatre
in Washington, D.C.; and more! Stay in tune with De La Soul's concert listings by signing up for StubHub's event updates,
so you'll always be in the know when De La Soul is headed for a venue near you. Check it out today!
De La Soul
Long Island-based De La Soul was started by three high school classmates in the late '80s. They attracted
the attention of Prince Paul (producer) with "Plug Tunin.'" He presented the demo to multiple colleagues and was instrumental
in helping the group ink a deal with Tommy Boy Records.3 Feet High and Risingwas produced by Prince Paul and served as their
debut album (1989). It was a prime example of De La Soul's laid-back persona, featuring crafty rhymes and lighthearted humor.
They were billed as a "neo-hippie band" at the time but were also billed as the kingpins of alternative rappers that included
Monie Love, Queen Latifah and more. These artists coined themselves the Native Tongues posse. For awhile it appeared that
De La Soul and the posse would overshadow hardcore hip-hop in terms of popularity. 3 Feet High and Rising burned up several
best-of-year lists. De La Soul Is Dead followed in 1991, climbing to No. 26 on the pop charts and No. 24 on the R&B charts.
Buhloone Mindstate arrived in 1993, and initially garnered positive reviews. But, the album quickly disappeared from the charts.
Stakes Is High met the same fate (1996). In 2000, De La Soul dropped Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, which cracked
the Top 10. AOI: Bionix came a year later, followed by The Grind Date in 2004. In 2005, De La Soul lent their voices to the
popular Gorillaz tune, "Feel Good Inc." The tune claimed the Best Pop Vocal Collaboration Grammy Award. Most recently, the
group released You're Welcome in 2014 and continues to tour today in support of that effort.
De La Soul Albums
La Soul has sold more than 5 million albums in the U.S. to date. De La Soul's discography is comprised of: 3 Feet High and
Rising (1989); De La Soul Is Dead (1991); Buhloone Mindstate (1993); Stakes Is High (1996); Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic
Thump (2000); AOI: Bionix (2001); The Grind Date (2004); and You're Welcome (2014).
De La Soul Trivia
stage names the De La Soul group members assigned to themselves early on mirror their sense of humor and wit. David Jude Jolicoeur
became Trugoy the Dove. "Trugoy" is actually yogurt spelled backwards and is Jolicoeur's favorite snack. Then there's Kelvin
Mercer, who uses the stage name, Posdnuos, which is an inversion of Sound-Sop - his DJ name. And, finally, Vincent Lamont
goes by the name of Pasemaster Mase.
De La Soul Concert Experience
In today's music scene there are more
variations on the main genres than ever before, so no matter what style or sound you prefer most, chances are good that there's
a genre out there meant just for you. Hip-hop music today is one of the most popular styles of music available, as it has
seen massive surge in popularity in recent years through much evolution and practically dominates radio stations. Hip-hop
music is currently at its peak in both popularity and quality, with the rap scene as a whole touting some of the biggest artists
that the hip-hop world has ever seen. With artists such as De La Soul ruling the scene with an iron fist in terms of quality
and popular music, there are so many other popular artists out there, with more emerging every day, that it's a great time
to be a fan of hip-hop and rap music.
While listening to any of your favorite hip-hop or rap artists at home or on the
go is always a great time, nothing can truly compare to the awesome feeling of seeing them take to the stage live and in person.
Hip-hop artists always have a way with captivating the audience and getting them psyched for every hit, and with their kinds
of talents, that's always a great thing. Hip-hop artists wow their crowds in a different way, as they usually include intense
beats or stellar effects to complement their live rapping skills. But no matter which genre you're checking out, make sure
to take a look at StubHub.