De La Soul‘s music catalog will finally be coming to streaming services. According to a statement released Tuesday, their music will be released digitally and on vinyl, CDs and cassettes starting in March.
The statement says Reservoir Media and its label, Chrysalis, worked with De La Soul and their record label, AOI, to bring their music to digital streaming services. De La Soul’s first six albums — 1989’s 3 Feet High and Rising, 1991’s De La Soul Is Dead, 1993’s Buhloone Mindstate, 1996’s Stakes Is High, 2000’s Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump and 2001’s AOI: Bionix — will all be available by March 3, the 34th anniversary of the group’s debut album.
De La Soul dropped their debut in 1989 and followed it up with eight more albums throughout the course of their career. Due to sample clearances and legal issues with former label Tommy Boy Records, their first six albums were held back from streaming services. Reservoir Media, which acquired Tommy Boy in 2021, will now release those projects under its label, Chrysalis Records.
“We can’t believe this day is finally here, and we are excited to be able to share our music with fans, old and new. Golnar, Rell, Faith and the Reservoir team have been great partners in this entire process,” De La Soul wrote in a statement. “We’re grateful that our relationship with them all has enabled this to happen.”
They’re dropping their hit single “The Magic Number” on streaming services January 13 ahead of the catalog’s release.
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