De La Soul
De La Soul may actually be Michael Rapaport’s next project for a documentary.
What De La Soul brought to hip-hop in terms of originality, marketing and music is unmatched.
Their 3 Feet High and Rising LP infused comedy, societal dilemmas and wordplay that was unheard of at the time. De La managed to stick together through rough patches of record sale lulls in an era where numbers rule.
A Tribe Called Quest might be the most popular out of the Native Tongues collective, but De La Soul opened up doors for a lot of the music heard today.