De La Soul made a splash for classic hip hop heads in 2016 with their fan-funded with their ninth LP And The Anonymous Nobody…, and releases new a documentary.
Those familiar with the band’s history, you would know that this is a quality maintained throughout their now decades-long tenure. It is explored even more fully in De La Soul Is Not Dead, a new documentary just posted online, which charts their incredible history.
All three members of the formidable trio (Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo) are on hand to take us through their journey. Starting with their landmark 1989 album 3 Feet High and Rising and right on through their late-career peak Stakes Is High, the documentary also collates opinion from the group’s friends, family members and fellow musicians to offer a well-rounded portrait of what made De La Soul such a singularity in the story of hip-hop.
Want more classic hip-hop docs? My recommendation: check out Hip-Hop Evolution, now on Netflix.