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De La Soul Announces Return to Streaming

By Kiani Belgrave

De La Soul announced to fans today that their discography is finally coming to streaming services this year. Tommy Boy Records was acquired by Reservoir Media earlier this year for $100 million USD, leading to a deal between the group and Reservoir Media that will grant the group ownership of their master recordings. 

Reservoir Media promised to work with De La to get them back on streaming platforms after the long public dispute between the group and Tommy Boy. On Tuesday (August 10), the group officially announced their entire catalog is on the way to streaming services. 

“We have come to a deal between ourselves and Reservoir to release our music in 2021—our catalog will be released this year, we are working diligently with the good folks at Reservoir, and we sat down with them and got it done pretty quickly, actually, Trugoy said. The rappers made it clear they had no intention of  “bashing” Tommy Boy founder Tom Silverman.

The group also announced that they are working on a project with all-time greats DJ Premier and Pete Rock. Hip-hop fans are excited to see De La out of their label dispute and gaining complete ownership of their catalog. Keep your eyes peeled for new De La Soul and the return of their incredible albums.