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De La Soul’s back catalogue could be available digitally soon

The hip hop collective’s new catalogue owners are working with De La Soul to bring albums to streaming services

De La Soul’s back catalogue could finally be coming to digital platforms.

It comes following the sale of hip-hop and electronic imprint Tommy Boy Music to music rights company Reservoir for $100 million (£70 million).

De La Soul and Tommy Boy were embroiled in various legal and legacy disputes over the years, which means classic albums including '3 Feet High and Rising' remain unavailable on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. 

Speaking to Variety, a rep from Reservoir said, “We have already reached out to De La Soul and will work together to bring the catalog and the music back to the fans.”

Following the announcement, De La Soul shared the following via Instagram:



 

As well as De La Soul's discography, the acquisition comprises more than 6,000 tracks, including hits including Coolio’s 'Gangsta’s Paradise,' House of Pain’s 'Jump Around' and Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force’s 'Planet Rock'.

Back in February, De La Soul featured on an episode of Teen Titans Go!

 

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