Friday, May 17, 2019

De La Soul @ Accorhotels Arena, Paris - May 17th, 2019

De La Soul played a short set that was heavy on hits and classics. Lawsuits have unfortunately prevented the band from enjoying their rightful legacy as Hip Hop innovators and the opening slot on the Gods of Rap is a way of righting wrongs and reclaiming their crown. 

De La Soul might more melodic, more colourful and less aggressive than the bands that are about to follow but don't think they are some sort of goofy novelty act. In fact, they are as close to the original spirit of Hip Hop as any band on that bill. Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo delivered their trademark blend of surreal yet socially conscious lyrics and quasi-jazzy tracks with energy and focus and hopefully they'll return to Paris for a headline set sometime soon.

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