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De La Soul

De La Soul pose for a portrait in 1990. Michael Ochs/Getty Images hide caption

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De La Soul want to uphold the legacy of 'this 50-year-old culture called hip-hop'

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How does De La Soul sound in the streaming era?

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De La's absence from streaming sites has effectively erased their presence from the contemporary musical landscape and threatened to minimize their historical import. Now legally available on the internet for the first time, we revisit the classic catalog and its restored legacy. Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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The Recording Academy changed its rules this year to make streaming-only albums eligible for Grammy Awards. Chance the Rapper, who released his mixtape, Coloring Book, on Apple Music in May, is up for seven awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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De La Soul's landmark 1989 album 3 Feet High And Rising is among the recordings added to the Library of Congress this year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Library Of Congress Adds De La Soul, Others To Collection

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