Today in Hip-Hop: De La Soul Drops ‘De La Soul Is Dead’

On this day, May 13 in hip-hop history... 1991: On May 13, 1991, Long Island rap trio De La Soul dropped their second full length album, De La Soul Is Dead under Tommy Boy/Warner Brothers Records. With an attention-grabbing title like De La Soul Is Dead, the alternative rap group aimed to shock and awe their listeners who thought they had gotten comfortable in the sound from their debut LP, 1989's 3 Feet High and Rising. De La also wanted to fight the image the media had created around them: being hippies. The 27-track project features five skits and guest appearances from Q-Tip, ...

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