De La Soul's Entire Catalog Finally Available On All Streaming Platforms

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It's a bittersweet moment given the loss of Trugoy The Dove, but this moment will etch his legacy even deeper into the hip-hop community, especially its younger generation.

De La Soul just released their entire catalog on all streaming platforms and digital retailers, so their legendary work is now available for so many more people. Moreover, it's been a long time coming, as the group fought hard to put their music into the digital world on their terms. Now, listeners can easily bump classics like 3 Feet High and Rising, Buhloone Mindstate, and De La Soul Is Dead. Furthermore, their incredibly creative sampling, indelibly influential lyricism, and game-changing artistry is sure to captivate even the youngest of hip-hop fans.

However, this news comes during a tough time for the group. Trugoy The Dove, who formed the trio alongside Posdnuos and Maseo, tragically passed away this year. Even with that cloud looming over their legacy, this is something that Pos believes will keep his memory alive. "We are excited to finally have our full back catalog available on all streaming platforms," he stated. "At the same time, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our brother, Dave. His unique voice and talent will be missed, but his spirit will always live on through our music."

De La Soul's Catalog Finally Hits Streaming

Meanwhile, there were no shortage of tributes to Plug Two following the news of his loss. Whether from the old guard or new, hip-hop took a moment to recognize how important him and De La as a whole are to so many souls. With their music now bolstered by increased accessibility, their legacy is likely to only grow in profile and respect. After all, they redefined conventions in the genre as early as their formation in 1987. What's more is that, in a time during which rap still built its blueprint, De La inspired millions to be creative and to trust themselves.

It's that same sense of individualism and thinking outside the box that defined their career, not just their art. As Plugs One and Three fondly remembered Trugoy, they also acknowledged how he wanted the group to maintain its integrity. All in all, they ask that you listen to their music to honor The Dove and celebrate their legacy. Check out their debut album on Spotify above and come back to HNHH for the latest on De La Soul.
Long Live Trugoy The Dove.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.