De La Soul Returns With Election Season Anthem, “Remove 45”

De La Soul (Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo) is one of the more underrated rap groups of all time. Despite their affiliation with the Natives Tongues, which included legendary rappers such as Queen Latifah and ATCQ, the Strong Island trio doesn’t get the adulation it deserves for being one of the most original, talented, multi-faceted and thought-provoking groups in the history of hip-hop.

The group’s contributions to the evolution of alternative hip hop genres — creating an entire movement through dope sampling, banging beats and crazy wordplay straight from the Black suburbs of Amityville, Long Island — is undeniable.  

Though the light of their celebrity has dimmed, the power of their words still illuminates, educates and energizes the masses. Hip-Hop needs mouthpieces of all ages and eras to come together and express the pain, plight and position of the people to create a positive purpose for the population.  

The group has been on the low for a while, but this crucial and transformative moment in American history has inspired their return with an Anti-Trump Anthem called “Remove 45” 

De La recruits Styles P, Talib Kewli, Chuck D and more for the election season anthem. 

“When it comes to this president and his administration,” De La’s Posdnuos said in a statement,” we need to exercise our right to vote and remove him from office.”

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.