The music of hip-hop trio De La Soul is now available for streaming across all platforms.
The release stems from Reservoir’s 2021 acquisition of the hip-hop label, Tommy Boy Music. After months of worth with De La Soul, and their record label AOI—the back catalog is now available for listening. That includes the group’s first six albums.
- 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)
In addition to these digital albums, De La Soul will also be releasing exclusive physical merchandise. Vinyl, CDs, and cassettes will all be printed and distributed by Chrysalis Records and are now available for pre-order on weardelasoul.com.
De La Soul released their debut album 34 years ago today on March 3, 1989. The group consisted of Posdnuous (Kelvin Mercer), Maseo (Vincent Lamont Mason Jr.) and the late Trugoy (David Jude Jolicoeur). 3 Feet High and Rising reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and was platinum certified by the RIAA.
“Today is bittersweet, finally celebrating our music on streaming, but missing Dave,” the remaining members of the group add about the deal. “We’re doing this for our brother and are so happy to celebrate this huge moment with the folks at Reservoir.”
“I cannot express enough how momentous the release of De La Soul’s music on streaming is for hip-hop,” adds Faith Newman, Executive Vice President of A&R and Catalog Development. “It is an honor to play a part in this milestone for the genre and pay tribute to one of the best to ever do it, Dave aka Trugoy the Dove.”
“I’m so proud of the Reservoir and Chrysalis teams and for the friendship we have built with De La Soul and their manager Brandon Hixon,” adds Reservoir President and Chief Operating Officer, Rell Lafargue. “This is a long-awaited moment for fans, and we’re honored to help cultivate a new generation of De La Soul listeners.”