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De La Soul (Win Tickets)

Time: April 1, 2011 at 8pm to April 2, 2011 at 11:30pm
Location: Yoshi's, San Francisco, CA
Street: 1330 Fillmore St. @ Eddy
City/State: San Francisco, CA
Info/Tickets/Map: http://sfyoshis2.inticketing.…
Event Type: bay, area, san, francisco, ca
Organized By: Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2011

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De La Soul

Apr 01-Apr 2, 2011


Friday 
8pm & 10pm shows $45

Saturday 
8pm & 10pm shows $45



  Yoshi's San Francisco
  1330 Fillmore Street
  San Francisco, CA 94115
  Phone: 415.655.5600
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In 1987, a trio known as De La Soul formed from Long Island, NY roots and changed the landscape of hip-hop as we knew it. Now, for over 20 years they have rocked us with their De La songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes. They have gained respect within and outside the hip hop community with their contributions to rap, as well as jazz, funk, soul and alternative genres. Not only are their musical innovations acclaimed and respected worldwide, but they paved a path for many alternative rap groups to come after them.


De La Soul formed while the trio – Kelvin Mercer (Posdnous, Plug One, Plug Wonder Why, Mercenary), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove, Plug Two, Dave), and Vincent Mason (P.A. Pasemaster Mase,Plug Three, Maseo) – attended high school in the late 1980’s. As a group their stage names reflected the same whimsy they brought to their rhymes. Through backward spelling of Mercer’s nickname as a high school DJ “Sound-Sop” became Posdnous and Trugoy was derived from Jolicoeur’s favorite food –yogurt. Mason noted in an early interview that Pasemaster was the DJ and Mase wasn’t simply a nickname, but an acronym for “Making A Soul Effort”. 
The group soon caught the attention of producer Paul “Prince Paul” Huston (of local rap group Stetsasonic) with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin’”. He played the tape colleagues on New York’s rap scene, and soon De La Soul signed with Tommy Boy.

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