Pioneers of alternative hip hop, De La Soul opened doors and laid a groundwork for many to follow. The trio, hailing from Long Island, brought positivity, humor and a jazz-influenced feel to their music.

Check out this playlist of music that was inspired by De La Soul including A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, Camp Lo, Leaders of The New School, Jurassic 5, Mos Def, Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator. 

Listen: De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist
Watch: De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ with Joe Lapan at Classic Albums at Home