Thursday, July 26, 2007
At the time I got to know A Tribe called quest I got to know music of De La Soul.
I was into that whole Native Tounge Movement. While the gangsta rap was taking the chart with commercial hits, you had groups like De La Soul also getting into the charts with underground hits.
In the begining people thought that De La soul was a crossover hippie formation.
That was not true, because they represent the hip hop culture well, with funny lyrics and most of all they displayed positivity in their raps.
The innovation is one of the keywords to describe De La soul. You can hear that they influenced groups such as Black eyed Peas and Digable Planets.
Since De La Soul dropped their debut album 3 feet high and rising they were on the map.