Friday, March 3, 2023

It's De La Soul Day!!

Yes! you can finally stream De La Soul's first three albums.  A good piece about this in the LA Times yesterday.  It's a shame that their first album, in particular, has been missing from the digital age.  Now a new generation of people can be exposed to the wonder of 3 Feet High and Rising.  Some argue their second album De La Soul Is Dead is better, though I would not agree with that, I will say that it created the best summer single of all time, "A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'."

I'm celebrating the day by listening to De La Soul, I recommend the same for everyone.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm probably more aligned with the Da La Soul Is Dead-is-better crowd, but, whatever, they're both terrific. You introduced me to 3 Feet High and Rising, and I still appreciate that.

    Rest in peace, David Jude "Trugoy the Dove"/"Plug Two" Jolicoeur (Sept. 21, 1968-Feb. 12, 2023), Amityville (N.Y.) Memorial High School Class of 1986:

    On behalf of the entire Amityville School District, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of David Jude Jolicoeur, a.k.a. Trugoy, of the musical group De La Soul, who passed away on Sunday. David graduated from Amityville High School in 1986 and helped to form De La Soul while the musicians were in high school.

    The band performed at numerous talent shows in and around Amityville, and anyone who heard them knew they would be successful! Aside from music, David was a good student and always well-behaved.

    The music world – and the Amityville community – mourns the loss of David and his great contributions.

    Thank you, God, for him, and thank you, Trugoy/Plug Two, for sharing your gifts and spreading so much joy.