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Industry Rule #4080: De La Soul's Back Catalog To Finally Come To Streaming, Group To Only See 10 Percent Of Profits

De La Soul fans got some bittersweet news this week. The group revealed that after years of waiting, their back catalog — which includes classics like 3 Feet High And Rising and De La Soul Is Dead — would finally be arriving on streaming and digital platforms. There's one major caveat, though. The group's former label Tommy Boy Records will be pocketing most of the proceeds, with a ridiculous 90-10 split. "The music will be released digitally," they wrote in a series of Instagram posts. "After 30 long years of good music and paying their debt to hip-hop, De La Soul unfortunately, will not taste the fruit of their labor. Your purchase will roughly go 90% Tommy Boy, 10% De La." As if that d**k move wasn't insulting enough, it looks as if the label will continue to screw the iconic trio, opting to digitally release the albums without obtaining proper sample clearances. Which means that when the inevitable lawsuits come, De La will be first in the line of fire. While fans have clamored to be able to purchase these projects, we doubt anyone would want to do it at the detriment of the group who created the jams. #BoycottTommyBoy #DoRightByDeLa

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