De La Soul has been renowned for their jazz fusion rap that often fits into the alternative hip hop subgenre. This trio out of Long Island, NY has been shaping the face of the music since 1987. They have toured with bands such as Cake, Modest Mouse, Kinky, and The Flaming Lips, and have influenced bands such as Gorillaz.
In 2005, De La Soul collaborated with Gorillaz on the hit single “Feel Good Inc.”, which won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Collaboration after being nominated for a total of three Grammies. This video is of one of De La Soul’s first televised appearances on the Arseneo Hall show in 1987. Performing Me, Myself, and I off their first major label hit, De La Soul delivers their first performance to a national audience.