De La Soul
“De La Soul do live hip-hop better than most” said the Guardian after the legends of the genre made London’s Roundhouse shake earlier this summer.
The Grammy Award-winning group didn’t release an album for 12 years until dropping their latest release ‘And the Anonymous Nobody’ but that didn’t stop their fans making it No 1 on the US Billboard Hip-Hop chart.
Featuring contributions from Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Little Dragon, Estelle and Jill Scott, it demonstrated the band’s longevity and creativity.
It’s hard to believe that their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising was released all the way back in 1989, cementing the band’s peace and love message through tracks such as ‘Me, Myself and I’. Nearly thirty years on from those heady hip-hop days, the band’s appeal as a live act shows no sign of waning.