De La Soul isn’t too happy right now.
The hip-hop trio’s catalog will soon drop on all major streaming music services – except TIDAL. That’s great news for fans. Unfortunately, not for the group.
The release of De La Soul’s classic catalog concludes a lengthy dispute between the trio and their label, Tommy Boy Records, over sample clearances.
Speaking about the release, the legendary group – Posdnuous (Kelvin Mercer), Trugoy (David Jolicoeur), and Maseo (Vincent Mason Jr.) – lambasted the decision. On social media, De La Soul explained that they only receive ‘miniscule’ royalties.