De La Soul

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Born in Brooklyn and attending school in Long Island, Kelvin ‘Posdnuos” Mercer created the group De La Soul with his two high school friends, Trugoy The Dove and Maseo. They debuted in 1989 with what many consider a hip-hop masterpiece, the album 3 Feet High and Rising.

With 9 albums since then, and Posdnuos cementing himself as one of the most underrated and consistent MCs of all time. The name Posdnuos comes from the word “Sound Sop” being spelled backwards. He might rock a mic as “mercenary”, “Plug Won”, or simply Pos.

Whatever name he uses though, Pos has been rippin’ mics for 25 years. De La Soul is preparing for their 10th album release in 2015, which they successfully funded through the website KickStarter. Being one of, in not the, most consistent groups of all time, it probably will not be their last!

Today we salute and say Happy Birthday to a man responsible for the D.A.I.S.Y. age, Posdnuos!

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