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Birth Place: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: NULL
Years Active: 1987-present

De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The band is 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 Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur and Vincent Mason, are known under a variety of nicknames. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin'.” De La Soul's debut album, “3 Feet High and Rising,” released in 1989, was a critical smash hit in the hip hop genre. They quickly became prominent members of the Native Tongues Posse along with A Tribe Called Qu...

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