From the soul

Af­ter nearly 25 years in the busi­ness, De La Soul are still go­ing strong – but the main­stream has its draw­backs, as found­ing mem­ber Pos­d­nuos tells Tony Clayton-lea

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

It’s ac­tu­ally gone by so fast, and be­cause of that it seems a short amount of time. It’s dif­fi­cult to take it in. It seems like yes­ter­day that we got signed to a record la­bel. But it’s a bless­ing, man, be­cause when we look back on those times, we re­alise that a lot of groups broke up and a lot of bands have had neg­a­tive mem­o­ries and sto­ries to tell you about the busi­ness. With us, yes, we’ve had our ups and downs, but over­all it’s been a great time. re­spect play­ing your songs and say­ing how great they are – man, it’s a gor­geous feel­ing. And you have to re­mem­ber that back in those days there were only al­lot­ted hours avail­able for hip-hop mu­sic to be played – usu­ally at night time. But a song such as Me, My­self and I was start­ing to get played dur­ing the day, and then pre­sen­ters started play­ing other songs, non-sin­gle tracks. We just couldn’t be­lieve that. Sin­gles yes, but al­bum tracks? Whoah!

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