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AUDIO: De La Soul (1991)

Steven Daly, Rock's Backpages audio, Spring 1991

De La Soul on their second album De La Soul Is Dead: the move away from the Daisy Age; Mase on recording and sampling; making tracks like 'Pease Porridge' (Pos), ‘Afro Connections’, and ‘Kicked Out the House’ (Trugoy); getting grief from hardcore fans thinking they've gone "soft"; how life changed after hit debut album 3 Feet High and Rising; the pressures on hip hop; parenthood (Trugoy and Mase); commercial rappers like Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer, and the difference between rap and hip hop (Pos)... and what they're into now.


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