De La Soul Reportedly Regain Ownership Of Their Masters After Decades Long Legal Battle

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

10 Aug 2021

De La Soul and their former label, Tommy Boy Records, have reportedly come to a resolution after a decades long legal battle over the legendary rap groups masters.

Whilst not directly coming from any of the two parties, Talib Kweli took to Instagram to say: “After years of being taken advantage by the recording industry in the worst possible ways, De La Soul now owns all the rights to their masters and is in full control of the amazing music they have created,”. Kweli a frequent collaborator and friend of the trio claims to have been told the news by group member Maseo himself.

He continued: “Let’s salute Plugs 1, 2 and 3 for sticking to their guns and showing us that we can all beat the system if we come together as a community. Let’s hear it for black ownership of black art! Congratulations fellas…”

Reservoir Media the company who acquired Tommy Boy (record label), “already reached out to De La Soul and will work together to the bring the catalog and the music back to the fans” meaning all fans of The Plugs should be on the look out for their music on streaming sites in the near future.