De La Soul is a Grammy-award winning hip hop group from Long Island, New York.
They are best known for their eclectic sampling and quirky, surreal lyrics, and their contributions
to the evolution of the jazz rap subgenre.
With their playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, De La Soul's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, was hailed as a hip hop masterpiece. The album is also the band's biggest commercial success to date, with their subsequent albums selling progressively less, despite receiving praise from critics.