Despite being one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time, De La Soul have previously struggled to release their back catalogue on streaming services, until now.
After complicated issues surrounding the ownership of the master recordings and royalties owed due to hundreds of samples used in their work, their six studio albums will be released through Reservoir and Chrysalis Records on the 3rd March on all major streaming services to coincide with the 34th anniversary of their debut album '3 Feet High and Rising'. This includes:
'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)
To celebrate the unveiling, the group will also be issuing exclusive merchandise, vinyl, CDs, and cassettes via their label AOI and distributed by Chrysalis Records. De La Soul are also set to perform a number of UK live shows later this year, see below for the full list of dates.
De La Soul UK Live Shows:
8th April - London, Royal Albert Hall
9th April - Glasgow, 02 Academy
12th April - Nottingham, Rock City
14th April - Manchester, Albert Hall