De La Soul’s Jimmy Fallon Set Gets Emotional

The group salute Trugoy...

De La Soul performed live on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night (March 16th).

The hip-hop legends brought their catalogue to streaming earlier this month, after extensive legal wrangling. It marks a potent point of renewal, with a new generation finally getting to absorb De La Soul’s groundbreaking Imperial run.

Sadly, the group lost co-founder Trugoy the Dove in the run up to the release, and his passing cast a shadow over the experience.

De La Soul appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, backed by The Roots for a performance of ‘Stakes Is High’. The original boasted a J Dilla production credit, a studio figure who also worked with the Roots – in a way, it’s a link-up that was meant to happen.

Discussing their music, and the loss of Trugoy – real name David Jolicoeur – DJ Maseo led the audience in a “thank you, Dave” cheer.

Check out some clips below.

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