The Rock City archives: 2014

De La Soul - Celebrating 25 years of Hip Hop, Rock City Main Hall

  • Thursday 7th August 2014

In 1987, a trio known as De La Soul formed from Long Island, NY roots and changed the landscape of hip-hop as we knew it. Now, for over 20 years they have rocked us with their De La songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes. They have gained respect within and outside the hip hop community with their contributions to rap, as well as jazz, funk, soul and alternative genres. Not only are their musical innovations acclaimed and respected worldwide, but they paved a path for many alternative rap groups to come after them.

Today, De La continue to the tour globe and are currently working on their 8th Solo album. Posdnuos & Dave also released a side project entitled "First Serve" in 2012.

Here is a link to their Website and to find out more, here is their Facebook.

First Played @ Rock City: Tuesday 13th August 1991