March 29, 2023

In a bittersweet second, De La Soul stopped by The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, March sixteenth, to carry out “Stakes Is Excessive” from their traditional 1996 album of the identical identify. They had been backed by The Roots, with Black Thought standing in for the late Trugoy the Dove’s verses on the observe.

Questlove and the remainder of The Roots band’s instrumental prowess blended completely with De La Soul’s criticism of hip-hop tradition in 1996. Posdnuos reminded followers outdated and new of his command of the mic and sharp lyrics through the almost six-minute efficiency, whereas Black Thought recited Trugoy’s phrases to perfection. Towards the top of the observe, Posdnuos went acapella together with his remaining verse. Watch the replay beneath.

Previous to performing, surviving De La Soul members Posdnuos and Maseo opened up in regards to the arduous, 15-year technique of bringing their catalog to streaming companies; reminisced about their early days in Lengthy Island; and remembered recording their debut album, 3 Ft Excessive and Rising, with legendary producer Prince Paul.

Through the section, Questlove additionally spoke about how De La Soul’s dynamic as a trio helped him bond with Black Thought. Towards the top of the interview, Maseo led the viewers in cheering, “Thanks, Dave!” Test it out beneath.

David “Trugoy the Dove” Jolicoeur died simply final month on the age of 54 after being recognized with congestive coronary heart failure lately.


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