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Breaks With Tradition

“Good Times” At 40: The Hip-Hop Legacy Of Chic’s Immortal Smash

Forty years ago this weekend, Chic released one of music's great historical delineation points (and a mother of a dancefloor-filler). "Good Times" is more than…
Nate Patrin | June 28, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Midnight Theme”

Sometimes the most fascinating breaks come from songs we probably wouldn't even know about at all unless someone sampled them. It's a testament to how…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2019 - 11:38 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rapper Dapper Snapper”

Edwin Birdsong passed last Monday at the age of 77. And I know it's a funny thing to furrow my brow over when I'm eulogizing…
Nate Patrin | January 28, 2019 - 12:34 pm

More De La Soul stories

DJ Shadow – “Rocket Fuel” (Feat. De La Soul)

DJ Shadow is back. It’s been more than two years since the producer’s last release, The Mountain Has Fallen EP, which was a companion piece…
Connor Duffey | July 24, 2019 - 9:13 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Midnight Theme”

Sometimes the most fascinating breaks come from songs we probably wouldn't even know about at all unless someone sampled them. It's a testament to how…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2019 - 11:38 am

De La Soul Beef With Former Label Over Streaming Royalties

De La Soul's landmark debut album, 3 Feet High And Rising, turns 30 years old on Sunday. And soon, MissInfo reports, you might actually be…
Peter Helman | February 27, 2019 - 4:28 pm

Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Dave Matthews Take A Knee Amid Trump’s Feud With NFL

You probably already know all the particulars of this story, but just to recap: Last year, San Francisco 49ers quarterpack Colin Kaepernick, in protest of…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 8:58 am

Sounding Board

Aja At 40: A Track-By-Track Listing Of Its Greatest Echoes

Steely Dan are definitely their own monumental idiosyncratic impossible-to-duplicate entity, but they've also felt important as part of a collective continuum -- a '70s band…
Nate Patrin | September 22, 2017 - 12:57 pm

Watch Stephen Colbert Rap With Gorillaz On “Feel Good, Inc.”

Gorillaz were the musical guests on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last week, performing Humanz cut "Let Me Out" with the help of a…
Peter Helman | May 6, 2017 - 2:26 pm

Watch Gorillaz Play All Of Humanz With Special Guests In Brooklyn

Gorillaz release their collab-heavy new album Humanz at the end of the week, and tonight, they performed the LP in its entirety (except for "Hallelujah…
Peter Helman | April 25, 2017 - 10:32 pm

De La Soul – “Memory of…(Us)” (Feat. Estelle & Pete Rock) Video

A few months ago, De La Soul released their crowdfunded new album And The Anonymous Nobody (which was just nominated for a Best Rap Album…
James Rettig | December 8, 2016 - 10:07 am

Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations

The Grammys announced their 2017 nominees this morning, with Grammy darling Meghan Trainor on CBS This Morning to unveil the big four categories: Album Of…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 8:32 am

Watch De La Soul And Estelle Breeze Through “Memory Of” On Fallon

Legacy rap trio De La Soul dropped their crowdfunded album And The Anonymous Nobody almost exactly a month ago. It's a varied album that defies…
Collin Robinson | September 28, 2016 - 10:23 am

De La Soul – “Greyhounds” (Feat. Usher)

10 or 15 years ago, it would've been very strange to imagine that we'd ever hear slick R&B superstar Usher on a song with wearily…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 9:16 am

De La Soul – “Drawn” (Feat. Little Dragon)

Legacy hip-hop trio De La Soul's The Anonymous Nobody is quickly approaching -- it'll arrive in a little more than two weeks. They've already released…
Collin Robinson | August 10, 2016 - 11:37 am

De La Soul Talk Frustration Over Catalog’s Digital Unavailability

Do you remember that most glorious Valentine's Day in 2014 when De La Soul uploaded zip files of their first six albums? I certainly do.
Collin Robinson | August 9, 2016 - 3:39 pm
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