In the late 1980s, Hip Hop's bloodstream began to flow with competitive acts of machismo. The two most visible faces of Hip Hop of that era, N.W.A. and Ice-T, were often snarling at their public. Meanwhile, De La Soul fluttered onto the scene with joyfully stoned grins, rhyming about "The Daisy Age." One of the spearheading forces behind Hip Hop's Afrocentric movement, De La Soul fused lighthearted lyrics with humorously absurd samples to create a lovable presence that the genre had never seen before. De La Soul remains one of Hip Hop's longest lasting groups.