De La Soul has one of the greatest catalogs in hip-hop history, but you can’t access their first six albums because De La and Tommy Boy can’t agree on a fair deal.
Tommy Boy planned to release De La’s classic albums back in 2019 but the group disputed the revenue split. According to De La, the label was only giving the group 10 percent of streaming profits. De La officially cut ties with Tommy Boy Records after negotiations failed and a boycott Tommy Boy movement started
“After 30 years of profiting from our music and hard work… and after 7 long months of stalled negotiations, we are sad to say that we’ve been unable to reach an agreement and earn Tommy Boy’s respect for our music/legacy,”~De LA Soul
Hopefully they can defeat the record label alien so we can get to enjoy De La Soul’s whole catalog of treats! But wait……. does this makes De La part of the DCU??