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De La Soul: Malice In Wonderland

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 25 May 1991

With their new album, De La Soul Is Dead, the founders of the hippy hop movement have turned their back on peace, love and positivity. SIMON REYNOLDS discovers why the trio are now rapping about drug addiction, child abuse and the perils of fame.

De La Soul may not be dead, but positivity smells kinda funny.

Total word count of piece: 2413


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