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De La Soul
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    (1987- )
    Born in Long Island, New York
    Kelvin Mercer (August 17, 1969- ), aka Posdnous, Pos, Mercenary and Plug One
    Dave Jolicoeur (September 21, 1968- ), aka Trugoy the Dove and Plug Two
    Vincent Mason (March 24, 1970- ), aka P.A. Pacemaster Mase, Mase, Maseo and Plug Three
    Recorded the albums '3 Feet High and Rising' (1989), 'De La Soul Is Dead' (1991), 'Buhloonie Mindstate' (1993), 'Stakes Is High' (1996), 'Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump' (2000), 'Art Official Intelligence: Bionix' (2001) and 'The Grind Date' (2004)
    The band members have multiple recording pseudonyms.
    They were successfully sued by the Turtles for using an unauthorized sample of the song 'You Showed Me.'
    They got ticked off at Arsenio Hall for introducing them as 'the hippies of hip hop.'
    They tried to shed their hippie image on 'De La Soul Is Dead' and lost most of their fans in the process.
    They said they would release a three album series called 'Art Official Intelligence' but never issued the third record.
    They are known for their positive lyrics and for using less profanity than most other rappers.
    Both '3 Feet High and Rising' and 'De La Soul Are Dead' were named by The Source on their list of the 100 greatest rap albums.
    They designed two sneakers for Nike SB.
    They appeared on the Gorillaz Grammy-winning 'Feel Good Inc.'

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