In recent years, the heated argument over De La Soul's back catalog has attracted public attention. Unfortunately, the group was forced to compete with Tommy Boy Records for the right to release their music on DSPs. Public outrage resulted from them signing what they deemed to be an exploitative contract as a price for it.
The trio's luck is finally changing for the better. A month after “The Magic Number” became available on DSPs, they this week released their 1989 hit, “Eye Know,” to streaming platforms. A highlight of their classic album, 3 Feet High And Rising, was the fan-favorite song. Steely Dan's “Peg,” The Mad Lads' “Make This Young Lady Mine,” Otis Redding's “(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay,” and Sly & the Family Stone's “Sing a Simple Song” are among the significant samples in the song, according to Genius. Finally, fans may for the first time ever add “Eye Know” to their Spotify and Apple Music playlists.
View “Eye Know” below, then share your opinions about De La Soul's albums becoming available for streaming in the comments.
Life will begin at the cut of a rim
Take it as filled to the rim as in brim
Squeeze your stoop like Betty Boop
We'll make Campbell's Alphabet Soup
And spell Plug One's withi