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The “Hippies of Hip-Hop” Get Chronicled In New “De La Soul Is Not Dead” Documentary

29 years old and kickin’

by Hadrien Turner

At this juncture in time, De La Soul can undoubtedly be considered legends of the hip-hop game, with undeniable classics under their belt such as 3 Feet High and Rising, Stakes is High and The Grind Date.

However, it wasn’t always the case, as the Amityville, Long Island trio weren’t always as well received with their left field fashion and their “D.A.I.S.Y Age” (Da Inner Sound Y’all!) philosophy, and were pegged as hippies by many hip-hop fans.



The documentary (whose title is a play on words of their second album De La Soul Is Dead) brought to us by Mass Appeal, is set not only to give us an insight into De La Soul’s rich history and revered catalogue, but will also explore sample clearance issues that have prevented some of De La’s Discography from being available on major streaming platforms.

Watch the trailer for De La Soul Is Not Dead. The full documentary will release on September 7th. You can also check out their brand new record and the Anonymous Nobody here.


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Hadrien Turner is a music and skate junkie based in Athens, GA who has written for publications like Mass Appeal and The Ride Channel.



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