They use eclectic sampling and quirky lyrics in a jazz rap
and alternative hip hop style that includes humourous 'skits' between songs, which if nothing else will delight and attract new fans!
De La Soul were formed in 1987 in New York and are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of jazz rap
and alternative hip hop music.
Regardless, it's such a pure distillation of the vague idea of jazz rap
that it's worth paying extra attention to.
I didn't want Gangstarr to fall under the term Jazz Rap
that was getting popular at the time because I think that would have killed us off.
Reed's presentation is the second of three in the Willamette Jazz Society's three-part series, Jazz Raps