De La Soul went back to the Billboard The long-awaited release on digital streaming platforms of their first six albums has helped them climb the charts.
The group’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising After becoming available in digital retail stores and streaming services, 26,000 equivalent albums were sold. 3 Feet High and Rising Billboard 200 at No. 15.
De La Soul’s first album resurfaced on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 8. This was over 30 years ago 3 Feet High and Rising Five weeks spent at No. It was No.
3 Feet High and Rising It also debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums. The chart wasn’t created until 2004.
De La Soul’s classic catalog hit DSPs on March 3. It marked the end of a lengthy battle with Tommy Boy Records to get the trio’s music on streaming services.
It was bittersweet. Dave Jolicoeur a.k.a. Trugoy the Dove passed away a few weeks before the group’s catalog arrived on Apple Music, Spotify and other platforms.
Earlier this month, Posdnuos and Maseo celebrated Trugoy’s life at New York’s Webster Hall. Black Thought, Common and Queen Latifah were among the many stars who joined De La Soul’s surviving members to pay tribute to Trugoy.
Learn more about the event here.