The legend confirmed rights returned to the revolutionary group.
Following the acquisition of Tommy Boy Records for approximately $100 million by Reservoir Media, which features 6 of De La Soul’s projects including ‘3 Feet High And Rising’, the group confirmed the Hip-Hop trip will retain rights to projects released through the label.
“We have already reached out to De La Soul and will work together to bring the catalog and the music back to the fans,” said a spokesperson for the organisation.
The group’s work will fully return to streaming platforms soon.
Kweli took to social media to say: “Ladies and gentlemen I spoke to @djmaseo from the legendary @wearedelasoul today and it’s official,”
“After years of being taken advantage by the recording industry in the worst possible ways, De La Soul now owns all the rights to their masters and is in full control of the amazing music they have created. Let’s salute Plugs 1, 2 and 3 for sticking to their guns and showing us that we can all beat the system if we come together as a community. Let’s hear it for black ownership of black art! Congratulations fellas.”
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