De La Soul Blasts Tommy Boy As "Culture Vultures" Over Unfair Streaming Deal

AllHipHop Staff

What should be a joyous occasion is being ruined by what else? Business.

(AllHipHop News) Rap group De La Soul should be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking release  3 Feet High and Rising.

For the first time ever, the group's debut album will be available to stream on all of the major platforms.

According to De La Soul's official Instagram account, the record labels will reap 90% of the profits, while De La Soul group members will be left to split a paltry 10% among themselves.

So, the group has issued fans to boycott the release, over a dispute with Tommy boy records and Warner Brothers.

"Don’t feed the Vultures, support and respect the culture#30years," the group said in a post "If you wanna support De La Soul, cop the #grinddate and#anonymousnobody albums , Coming soon: #delasoul @realpeterock and@djpremier 2019!!!.

Warner Brothers acquired Tommy Boy's catalog back in 2002.

De La Soul released their critically acclaimed album The Grind Date in 2004, and took a hiatus until 2013 when they started releasing material again, starting with "Get Away (feat. the spirit of Wu-Tang)." 

In 2016, they finally returned with a full album titled And the Anonymous Nobody...