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De La Soul Rips It With The Roots On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

In a genre of music that really doesn't give credit to longevity (as the older artists get, the more younger listeners deem them as outdated), De La Soul has got to hold the title for being the longest lasting hip-hop group of all time that still puts out new material. It's endearing to see the crew (with Maseo sporting his white-whiskered goatee and all) performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as they did last Friday night with the ease that someone has after working a job that they actually love for over 25 years. The Roots backed the trio to perform "Jenifa Taught Me" (and an online exclusive of "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays") instantly making us revert back to yesteryear when the Native Tongues seemed to be the coolest kids on the block. Fortunately for us, De La proves that even when fellow Natives like A Tribe Called Quest disbanded after years of touring and releasing albums, it's a small modern miracle to see this group remain in tact and still have fun. The songs performed on LNWJF were from their debut and sophomore albums, dating back to 1989 and 1991 respectively, but sound as fresh as if they came out last week.


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