🎂 THE LAND OF BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAYS 🎂 Pt.16
Three #TheLandofBelatedHappyBirthdays in a row, folks. You significant people are making me work on these posts as if it was a 9-to-5 job. No wage, of course, but the satisfaction of celebrating ya'll in a proper way. I'm definitely one to enjoy very small pleasures in life...
Happy nifty-fiftieth Birthday to our brother #DavidJolicoeur, better known to the world as #DavetheDove, #Plug2, #Trugoy or, more simply, #Dave from the mythical #hiphop trio #DeLaSoul.
Talking about him means talking about his deeds as well with his two other fellows - #Posdnous (aka @plugwondelasoul) and #Maseo - as a three-headed unity that crossed "with style and grace", in more than 30 years, uncountable stages throughout the world and whole hip hop eras - from the one THEY created themselves, the #DAISYage, alongside the #NativeTongue collective members #ATribeCalledQuest and #JungleBrothers, to the more mature, jazz-influenced 90s, up to a self-coherent evolution of their own style through the 2000/10 decades and their definitive rebirth in 2016 with the independently fundraised album "#AndTheAnonynousNobody" .
I won't stay here teaching you a boring history lesson. What counts most is actually #music - GOOD music - and the guys who produced it and gave it as a sacred gift to the world. @wearedelasoul always stayed creative - never losing their inspirational momentum - and true to their own musical tastes and way they developed the hip hop art, providing us some of the grooviest tunes and the dopest #rhymes ever. Maseo's cuts, Pos' high-toned, rhythmic rapping and Dave's baritone voice following his laid back flow... a real hip hop head couldn't wish for anything more perfect than this mix.
All you gotta do, in case you're too young to know De La or you just don't know them, is listening to some of their songs.
The irie feeling won't take long to getcha.
Here's one of the rarest Dave's solo tracks, the bouncing "#Itsoweezee" from the #1997 album "#StakesIsHigh".
Long live De La Soul and his members... and let's hope for Dave's health to get better as soon as possible.