Questlove on De La Soul: "We Have the Power" to Make All 6 Albums Debut in the Top 10

Questlove on De La Soul: "We Have the Power" to Make All 6 Albums Debut in the Top 10

Published Fri, February 10, 2023 at 10:19 AM EST

De La Soul's first six albums are finally set to arrive on streaming services, on March 3. The announcement was a long time coming, preceded by years of tussling with their old label and lawyers to regain their masters. So when the news was announced, it felt like a win not just for the groundbreaking group, but for Hip-Hop.

One of the loudest celebratory voices has been Questlove, who went on Instagram yesterday (Feb. 9) to express how excited he is about the win and urge fans to "support the soul" to help De La's catalog hit the top 10.

"This is my life man," he wrote. "March 3rd cannot get here fast enough. I’m buying all 6 [De La Soul lps 10 times over EACH. We owe it to them. & the fact that they took a stand & won their masters. For all of us complaining about the quality control in hip hop—-NOW is the time to vote with our dollar. We got the power to make all SIX of these NOT ACCESSIBLE DIGITALLY (& in some cases ever) in 25 years records to debut in the top 10. Spread the word y’all ... cop the wax the cassette the cd (they got 8track too I’ll take it) the colored vinyl, the 45s, the tshirts……whatever…..Support the Soul."

Earlier this year, De La Soul told ROCK THE BELLS they were happy everything is finally settled. "We finally got it and we can move forward with our lives and continue to establish and keep this relationship with our fans," Maseo said. "It had been so long we’ve been saying, ‘We’re coming, we got it, we got it.’ I don’t want it to ever come off like we’re lying so people just give up, sounding like the boy who cried wolf. It’s finally coming to fruition. The journey still continues and I’m still excited on where this journey is going ‘cause it’s still going. The car just parked for a second. Now we got some maintenance and some gas and we back out.”

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