The Washington Post

Plug Tunin’: A De La Soul Shang-a-lang


Friday marks the 34th anniversar­y of De La Soul’s groundbrea­king debut, “3 Feet High and Rising,” which introduced the trio’s sunny, surrealist­ic, sample-heavy hiphop to a wide audience, through breakout singles like “Me Myself and I” and “The Magic Number.” Friday is also when De La’s seminal back catalogue, long tied up in industry red tape, finally hits streaming services. (It’s not a coincidenc­e that it drops on 3/3, an auspicious date for a group obsessed with the number three.) This would be a time for celebratio­n for hiphop heads, if not for the death of founding member David Jude Jolicoeur, also known as Trugoy the Dove, on Super Bowl Sunday. In honor of Trugoy, an all-star lineup of old-school D.C. DJS, including 2-Tone Jones, Oso Fresh, RBI and Roddy Rod, are joining forces with host Grap Luva for a night of De La Soul tunes from all stages of the group’s career, as well as themed drink specials and surprises.

When: Friday at 10:30 p.m.

Where: Songbyrd, 540 Penn St. NE.

Tickets: $10-$12.

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