February 4, 2023

De La Soul’s complete catalog will probably be obtainable on all streaming platforms and digital retailers for the primary time starting March third, 2023.

On account of pattern clearance points and label disputes with Warner Bros. Information and Tommy Boy Information, none of De La Soul’s music earlier than 2004 had ever made it to streaming companies.

In February 2019, Tommy Boy acquired the group’s grasp recordings from Warner, however plans to deliver their first six albums to streaming companies have been scrapped when De La Soul pushed again on the transfer and revealed they might solely be receiving 10% of the income. Subsequent negotiations with Tommy Boy broke down, and no additional progress was made till music rights firm Reservoir acquired the label for $100 million in June 2021.

On the time, a consultant for the corporate promised Reservoir would work with De La Soul “to deliver the catalog and the music again to the followers.” True to their phrase, by August of 2021 De La Soul regained management of their grasp recordings.

De La Soul initially sought to add their full catalog to streaming companies by the top of 2021. Nonetheless, as there was “a whole lot of again work that want[ed] to be carried out,” that timeline was bumped by greater than a yr.

Lastly, come March third De La Soul’s albums 3 Toes Excessive and Rising (1989), De La Soul Is Lifeless (1991), Buhloone Mindstate (1993), Stakes Is Excessive (1996), Artwork Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (2000), and AOI: Bionix (2001) will hit all main streaming platforms.

Moreover, the group will subject vinyl, CD, and cassette reissues through their label AOI and distributed by Chrysalis Information. The reissue of 3 Toes Excessive and Rising is now obtainable for pre-order forward of its March third launch. Particulars on the opposite reissues are forthcoming.

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