De La Soul

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Five Rap Songs The Would Make Great Children's Books

    Recently, the worlds of rap classics and children's literature collided with the online release of "Regulate: the Children's Book." The debut project of the "HipHopChildrensBooks" Tumblr, it's the brainchild of rapper and Soulcrate Music member Wes Eisenhauer who brought Warren G and Nate Dogg's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Five Rare Ghostface Killah Songs You Haven't Heard

    On Sunday Night, lauded Wu-Tang MC Ghostface Killah takes the stage at the Yost Theater. Ghost has spent almost two decades being one of the most prolific MCs in the game. Unfortunately, many legal restrictions have kept some incredible work of his from seeing an official retail release. So, for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    The Must-See Acts at the Long Beach Funk Fest

    The Long Beach Funk Fest has become a great tradition in downtown Long Beach. Over the last four years, immense respect has been paid to the pioneers of funk who essentially laid the groundwork for the wealth of hip-hop and soul that followed in its wake. Without many of these performers, we would b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Bands Abusing Kickstarter Are Exploiting Their Fans

    By: Jessica Hopper Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    The Five Best Rap Songs of 2012 You May Have Missed

    While we at the Weekly are certain that you're making the most of this first week of January, every new calendar comes with a reminder of what a cultural dead zone this month truly is. Often the time where major studios and record labels release the media they have little faith in as an early tax wr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2012

    The Mixup

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Top Ten Rap Albums For People Who Don't Know Shit About Hip-Hop

    Our good friends over at LA Weekly ran a post today recommending ten rap albums for people whose knowledge of the genre is limited to Kanye West -- and only then because Obama called him an asshole for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech. Naturally, the comments section has exploded with " ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012

    The Lions

    Alex's Bar

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Happy Birthday J Dilla! Commemorate With A Must-Hear Soundtrack

    ​Had he not passed away on Feb. 10, 2006, beloved hip-hop producer J Dilla would have turned 38 years young today. Not the household name of say a Dr. Dre, Timbaland or Jermaine Dupri, the man born James Dewitt Yancey was -- and remains -- an underground hip-hop icon thanks to his work with De La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Legendary Vibraphone Player Roy Ayers On Being One Of The Most Sampled Artist in Hip-Hop

    Roy Ayers​A music veteran whose legacy stretches from jazz to hip-hop, Roy Ayers is a legendary vibraphonist who, after a career in jazz, shifted to funk, R&B and even a bit of disco. His résumé includes collaborations with Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, the soundtrack to the Jack Hill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Gorillaz at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​GorillazOctober 27, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterSee the slideshow here! After playing a solid headlining slot at Coachella, Gorillaz brought their full stage production and a slew of guest all-stars for a blistering performance last night at the Gibson Amphitheater. The first a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Pavement, Muse, Thom Yorke, Faith No More to Headline Coachella

    Let the rumors end--finally. The Coachella roster has been confirmed. Jay-Z ranks as the biggie for the fest that takes place April 16-18 in the desert/aka Empire Polo Field, Indio, but the rad reunions go to Pavement and Faith No More. As for blasts from the past, we're stoked to see Sly and the Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    New Year's Eve Party Playlist

    Looking for some tunes to blast at the bash you're hosting tonight? Or maybe to crank up in the car on your way to a slamming soiree? Here's my New Year's Eve Party Playlist, featuring the best from the past year and stone cold classics. Enjoy. Flickr user Sada 1988Click song title for YouTube clip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    TONIGHT: Peanut Butter Wolf's 999 Tour starts with The Glass House

    ​For Chris Manak (aka Peanut Butter Wolf), the 90s will always hold a special place on his turntables. After starting his official career as a recording artist in 1990, this revered L.A. DJ/producer birthed Stones Throw Records, a premier source of eclectic hip hop culture, in 1996. Tonight, he ki ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009

    De La Soul

    Galaxy Theater

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Incoming: The Pharcyde Coming to the Grove of Anaheim

    LA's The Pharcyde (pictured) have been inactive for most of this decade, their last studio album being 2004's Humboldt Beginnings. Yet if you haven't guessed already, they've reunited for a few recent shows--last year at the Rock the Bells Festival series in Chicago, earlier in 2009 at the Good Vibr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    THIS WEEKEND: The Galaxy Reopens with Franki Doll and More

    It's not the De La Soul show originally planned for the venue's reopening--that was moved to Redondo Beach--but there will still be a show at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana this Saturday, the first show at the venue in over a year. It's sort of a soft opening, with performances from Franki Doll and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Galaxy Theatre Update: De La Soul Moved, Bronx Canceled

    The planned reopening of the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana--scheduled for March 14 with legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul--has been delayed.The De La Soul show has been moved to the Brixton in Redondo Beach on that same day, and a scheduled gig with LA punks the Bronx, slated for March 26, has been st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Listen to the Band: The Lost Art

    The Lost Art Since the release of his second album "Escape From Lala Land" on July 25, Technicalli artist The Lost Art has been making hip hop heads world wide wake up and take notice of his skills behind the mic. Boasting roots from the golden age of hip hop, Art has a knack for meshing together c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2008

    The Media-O-Meter: Reggie Thievery; Desperate Mickadeit; Blind Item Bonanza

    BITE ME! The Orange County Register blatantly steals ideas from other publications! Not that that's too shocking--the Reggie has been lifting from the Weekly for years without giving us credit, and the rare times they have, it usually takes the form of some vague "other media outlets" brushoff ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    De La Soul at Sutra Lounge Tonight—Weird!

    You are not dreaming: Native Tongues OGs De La Soul are slated to perform tonight at swank Costa Mesa club Sutra Lounge, typically host to mainstream dance-music DJs and a clientele not exactly known for being down with backpack rappers. We just found out about this show this morning (thanks, Vickie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    Video Savant: Cymande's “Bra”

    Sticking with the summer-song theme from last week's Video Savant on Ween's “Push th' Little Daisies,” let's examine the gloriously snappy “Bra” by Cymande. Sampled to devastating effect by De La Soul on 3 Feet High and Rising's “Change in Speak” and used on the soundtracks to Spike Lee' ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2008

    The Top 10 Rap Songs White People Love. Yo.

    Brian at has bestowed what he thinks is the definitive list of rap tracks that are closest to the hearts of honkies [he posted this in Oct. 2007, but it's just come to my attention through a friend's tip]. Bri's right on right on most of the time, but I have some bones to pick. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    A Bloggy Valentine: 20 Songs About Love

    By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Erykah Badu's new video

    A hot tip in our inbox, thanks to the good folks at Rock & Rap Confidential: "The video for Erykah Badu's new single, "Honey" (off her upcoming album World War 4) pictures her wandering through a record store that seems to sell only vinyl. Each time she selects an album and holds it up to the camer ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Soul Survivors

    Todays hip-hop owes a huge debt to De La Souland the tab keeps growing

  • Music

    March 15, 2007
  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Style Wars

    Supernatural sets world records

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Infinite Chest

    No. 4: Life is beautiful, just like you

  • Music

    September 28, 2006


    Stacks the Vinyl Authority

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Sleepers Awake!

    Bigg Jus and Nikola Tesla and the Lunar Hip-Hop Robot Camera

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Transmigration of Soul

    The Rebirth praise those who sang before

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Get Out!

    July 6 - July 13: Burnout Classique

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Get Out!

    Special Summer Festival Edition: You are the star!

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    'Everyone's a Character'

    Crown City Rockers get hype

  • Unknown

    September 22, 2005

    Whos a Black Sheep?

    Nightlife and more
    Sept. 22 - Sept. 29

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    August 18, 2005


    Aug. 11 - Aug. 18

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    June 16, 2005

    Tell Me Im Bad

    Nightlife and more: June 16-23

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Beats Rhymes Life

    A Tribe Called Quest: not another Urban Dance Squad!

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    The Great Hip-Hop Hope

    Beneath the underground with the Abstract Workshop collective

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    Voices for the Voiceless

    Hip-hops Freedom Smugglers know injustice

  • Music

    May 22, 2003


    Ugly Ducklings Politics Are Even Uglier

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    No Lecture Band

    Le Tigre has the roller-skate jams

  • Music

    September 21, 2000
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    July 20, 2000
  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    De La Soul, Live at the BBQ

    Big-Ass Music Weekend!

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    May 25, 2000
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