From the Soul finally, releasing their classic albums previously released by Tommy Boy Records on streaming platforms. Albums arrive just a few weeks after death on Trugoy the Dove at the age of 54. Listen to 3 feet tall and rising (1989), De La Soul died (1991), Buhloone Mindstate (1993), The Stakes Are High (1996), Official Wisdom Art: Mosaic Thump (2000), and AOI: Bionix (2001) below.
Ten days after the death of Trugoy, Maseo and Posdnuos wrote letters to their late bandmate and friend. “On the one hand I am happy that you no longer have to suffer the pain of your situation but on the other hand I am very saddened by the fact that you are not here to celebrate and enjoy what we worked hard for and fought so hard for.” -ot,” wrote Maseo.
De La’s records have been withheld from streaming platforms due to sample clearance issues. In 2019, Trugoy said in an interview that their streaming problems stemmed from Tommy Boy’s Tom Silverman. “Tommy Boy—Tom Silverman, especially—didn’t think so 3 feet tall and rising everything is fine,” he said. “For that reason, they decided not to clean things up.”
It seems that they will finally be available in 2019, but then the group noted that they will only make money “pennies” due to the terms of Tommy Boy’s contract. The streaming drop is MANILA after a public outcry. The dispute is RESOLVEDthe band was revealed in 2021, after Reservoir acquired Tommy Boy.
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