Legendary hip hop group, De La Soul have announced their displeasure with their record label, Tommy Boy Records - who is reportedly ripping them off.
In a series of Instagram posts, the group detailed both their negotiations and the end deal - and were understandably annoyed.
“Dear fans…just got off the phone with Tommy Boy Records…negotiations (or lack there of) to release our catalog on all streaming platforms..uh oh," the first posted on the Gram.
After another call with their label, they then posted:
“Dear fans … just got wind that Tommy Boy was not happy about our last post. Touché. We are not happy about releasing our catalog under such unbalanced, unfair terms. #respecttheartist.”
But it appears that the label strong-armed the group, and they announced that their music would be on streaming platforms, but the group would only receive 10% of the profits while Tommy Boy collects a whopping 90%
Their most recent post is captioned:
"Don’t feed the Vultures, support and respect the culture #30years If you wanna support De La Soul, cop the #grinddate and #anonymousnobody albums , Coming soon: #delasoul @realpeterock and @djpremier 2019!!!"
Fans have been flooding Tommy Boy Records' Instagram comments, letting them know that a 90% is basically unethical.
Watch their recent interview with Sway where they detail Tommy Boy's shady detail.