De La Soul Launch Kickstarter for New Album

Kaitlin Ruether, 4 years ago
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Hey! Hip hop trio De La Soul are back and making new music, but they need your help to fund the project! Or, rather, they needed your help. The group has already made their goal, but there are still some awesome prizes to be had, such as the album in an array of formats (everything from CD to USB thumb drive to vinyl), t-shirts, prints, and autographs. Or, if you’re feeling really generous, worldwide access to 10 De La Soul shows. Got $1,000 to spare?

The album promises an array of exciting collaborators. Personally, I’m feeling pretty stoked for the Damon Albarn and Little Dragon appearances (the wait for Gorillaz fans might just have become a little more bearable) but 2 Chainz and David Byrne are no small names, either.

The video teaser on the Kickstarter page shows the trio joking about their past legal troubles due to sampling, and promise that this album will feature plenty of self-sampling.

The Kickstarter page claims the project will be funded on May 2nd, 2015, and Pitchfork claims that recording will begin next month. Excited? I know I am.

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