De La Soul guest on Fallon, perform “Stakes is High” with The Roots
Posdnuos and Maseo spoke about their music’s long journey to streaming and memories of creating their classic debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising.
March 17, 2023
De La Soul guested on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (March 16). Posdnuos and Maseo, the legendary hip-hop group’s surviving members first sat down for an interview with Fallon about the group’s music and its return to streaming in the wake of the death of Dave a.k.a. Trugoy The Dove, De La Soul’s third founder. Dave passed away at 54 last month after a battle with congestive heart failure.
The duo shared recollections of skipping school to record 3 Feet High and Rising, De La’s landmark 1989, their first performance, and more. Watch that above. Following the chat, De La took the stage with The Roots to perform “Stakes Is High,” the title track from their 1996 LP. You can see the performance, which concludes with a touching tribute to Dave, below. Read The FADER’s De La Soul cover story, originally published in 2000, here.
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