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Dining Reservations

Box Office:
Open Daily 12:00pm

Restaurant:
Monday Closed

Tuesday - Thursday
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday & Saturday
5:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday
5:00pm-8:30pm

Bar/Lounge:
Tuesday - Sunday
Open 5:00pm


Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600







Jazz Club
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De La Soul

Apr 01-Apr 2, 2011


Friday
8pm & 10pm shows $45

Saturday
8pm & 10pm shows $45


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In 1987, a trio known as De La Soul formed from Long Island, NY roots and changed the landscape of hip-hop as we know it. Now, for over 20 years, they have rocked us with their De La songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes. They have gained respect from within and outside the hip hop community with their contributions to rap, as well as jazz, funk, soul and alternative genres. Not only are their musical innovations acclaimed and respected worldwide, but they paved a path for many alternative rap groups to come.

De La Soul formed while the trio – Kelvin Mercer (Posdnous, Plug One, Plug Wonder Why, Mercenary), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove, Plug Two, Dave), and Vincent Mason (P.A. Pasemaster Mase,Plug Three, Maseo) – attended high school in the late 1980’s. As a group their stage names reflected the same whimsy they brought to their rhymes. Through backward spelling of Mercer’s nickname as a high school DJ “Sound-Sop” became Posdnous and Trugoy was derived from Jolicoeur’s favorite food –yogurt. Mason noted in an early interview that Pasemaster was the DJ and Mase wasn’t simply a nickname, but an acronym for “Making A Soul Effort”. 
The group soon caught the attention of producer Paul “Prince Paul” Huston (of local rap group Stetsasonic) with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin’”. He played the tape colleagues on New York’s rap scene, and soon De La Soul signed with Tommy Boy.