De La Soul made a huge announcement on Tuesday (Feb. 26), revealing their first six albums will be coming soon to streaming services for the first-time. The news sadly comes with huge downside, as the trio revealed they won’t any royalties due to issues with Tommy Boy Records, the label that released those projects. “The music will be released digitally,” said the hip-hop group in an Instagram post. “After 30 long years of good music and paying their debt to hip-hop, De La Soul unfortunately, will not taste the fruit of their labor. Your purchase will roughly go 90% Tommy Boy, 10% De La.”

Samples played a huge role in the albums not being available on streaming platforms, something the group says Tommy Boy is ignoring. “When confronted and questioned whether or not all samples had been cleared for our catalog’s streaming release, Tommy Boy felt that it would be better to move forward with the release and deal with all claims/lawsuits later on… really????. That’s just not smart business. We don’t want to be sued.” The group sat down with Sway in the Morning to discuss their situation, watch below.

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Previously: De La Soul – “Royalty Capes” (Video)