Artists Influenced by De La Soul

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  • Slum Village, De La Soul
  • Jurassic 5, De La Soul
  • Common, De La Soul
  • The Pharcyde, De La Soul
  • OutKast, De La Soul
  • Kanye West, De La Soul
  • Skyzoo, De La Soul
  • Kidz in the Hall, De La Soul
  • Pac Div, De La Soul
  • De La Soul
  • De La Soul, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Black Star
  • Arrested Development, De La Soul
  • Little Brother

Common

Common, who was featured on "The Bizness" from De La's 1996 release, Stakes Is High, proved to be a Midwest torch-bearer for the group when he debuted a couple of years earlier, with rhymes — backed by jazzy production — that were both conscious and real.

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