De La Soul - Simplon

Homebase presents:
De La Soul

Mo 7 November 2022
Location: SPOT/De Oosterpoort Open: 19:30 Start: 20:00 Ticket: €38,60 Genre: Hiphop
Presale information: Tickets zijn verkrijgbaar via SPOT Groningen

HOMEBASE, SPOT Groningen and Simplon have joined forces to bring hip hop icon De La Soul to Groningen! This successful hip hop trio scored a number of big hits around the beginning of the nineties with songs like ‘Me Myself And I’, ‘Say No Go’ and ‘Ring Ring Ring (Ha, Ha, Hey!)’.

From the debut album ‘Three Feet High And Rising’, De La Soul was praised for its likeable and highly melodic mix of rap, jazz and pop. De La Soul was also quickly seen as one of the leading groups of the Native Tongues, a movement within hip-hop of black, nationalistic hip-hoppers who leaned heavily on Afro-centric lyrics and rhythms from jazz. Other well-known hiphoppers from the Native Tongues included A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and The Jungle Brothers.

Hip hop platform HOMEBASE is based in Groningen and has been organizing concerts by leading hip hop artists from home and abroad in Simplon since 2014. In addition, Frank Stevens and Steven Gilbers produce a weekly radio show (HOMEBASE Radio) and bi-weekly podcast (HOMEBASE) for HOMEBASE on the alternative radio station KINK. HOMEBASE has been able to secure numerous artists in recent years, including names like Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, GZA, Fresku, Main Source, The Doppelgangaz, R.A. the Rugged Man, Big Daddy Kane, Tech N9ne, Blu & Exile and Das EFX. Partly because of this, Homebase has become the number one platform for classic hip hop in the northern part of the Netherlands.