One of Hip Hop’s defining groups and one of my all time favorite rap groups, De La Soul, are giving away their entire catalogue for free for one day. Available till Saturday the 15th of February till 12 am at wearedelasoul.com !! As I’m writing this I can’t stop but to shout out for joy, hahaha! In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of their game defining debut album 3 Feet High & Rising, this is a way to give something back to their fans ;
“It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it. Its been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”
The group is working on upcoming releases, including a six-song EP titled Preemium Soul on the Rocks (with three beats each from DJ Premier and Pete Rock); a visit to Detroit to work on an unreleased beat from J Dilla; and-eventually–the long-overdue full length album You’re Welcome.
“[It's] coming along amazingly. We have tons of music, but we’re our own worst critics…Certain groups have too many ‘yes men.’ In our group, we have too many ‘no men.’ When we look back on some of the stuff we have, we’re like, ‘Yo, we need to just put this out.’ The album is still called You’re Welcome, but we also have this whole other album that we’re working on that…Wooo, I wish I could talk about it.”