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Rap trio De La Soul want people to keep hope alive. The group has updated fans on where things stand after announcing failed negotiations with record label Tommy Boy.

On Friday, the De La Soul Instagram page encouraged supporters to continue avoiding buying/streaming their content under the Tommy Boy banner.

On Thursday, a message posted to De La Soul’s Instagram page delivered the crushing Tommy Boy/negotiation news.

Back in May, New York rapper Nas went to Instagram to show support for De La Soul and remind fans he supported their Tommy Boy ban.

During a recent “State of the Culture” broadcast, rap veteran Joe Budden kept it 100 on the De La/Tommy Boy drama.

“I’m teary because that’s just depressing to hear, but they sell us depression,” Joe began. “When you think of the stories being the same for this amount of years. Like when you look at De La telling you their battles from 30 years ago.” (“State of the Culture”)