10 Unseen Photos From the De La Soul Archives

Behind the scenes with one of the first groups to go against hip-hop's macho braggadocio
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De La Soul made rap history as one of the first groups to go against the hip-hop grain of macho braggadocio, hectoring social comment and mammoth beats, all while winning respect and acclaim from inside and outside of the hip-hop community. Here, Mos Def (left) and Posdnuos (center) appear in an undated image from the Stakes Is High period (Mos Def was featured on the track "Big Brother Beat").

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