De La Soul is an American hip hop group formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. They are 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 (Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug Wonder Why, Plug One), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove, Dave, Plug Two) and Vincent Mason (P.A. Pasemaster Mase, Maseo, Plug Three). The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Paul Huston (Prince Paul) with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'".
from their De La Soul Is Dead from 1991
Track 12 from 3 Feet High And Rising. Produced by Prince Paul
Track 2 from 3 Feet High And Rising. Produced by Prince Paul