Contrary to the title of their classic album. De La Soul’s music is alive and well twenty five years later. De La is not Dead! Props to Chris Read for putting this together.
De La Soul drops a mini EP for the fans as a preview to their upcoming album and the Anonymous Nobody. I’m digging this. For old heads, this is not exactly the De LA you grew up on. This is more classic De La Soul with a bit of artistic growth thrown in. The opening skit alone is worth the listen. I’m excited for the upcoming project. Check it out!
The idea for the song came from a couple of samples, and the track’s vibe is earnest and has a pressing tone to it. The lyrics are commentaries of our struggles and successes, our weaknesses and strengths… the experiences… and trials and tribulations we have faced as human beings, a race, and as individuals. Lyrically Chuck brings a sense of authority and urgency. The power in his voice demands your attention. With Chuck on the track this is a dream come true for us.
Originally “The People” was suppose to drop in June around the same time the Chuck D/Hot 97/Peter Rosenberg situation took place. We chose to hold off and not add fuel to any fires. Our next aim was for a Black Friday release. Coincidentally the Ferguson tragedy took place, and more recently the non-indictment verdict. Somehow this song was destined to be a part of something more than just dropping a joint. We hope it will lend itself to something positive in these difficult times.
Here’s another joint from the “Smell the DA.I.S.Y.” mixtape, prod. by J Dilla. Look out for that on March 26th.
It’s been 25 Years since our “Three Feet High” release. We have a lot great memories and an incredible journey. Amazingly enough, our fans stuck around, supported and still want more. Ok, but before you get that, here’s a little De La over Dilla Beats.
Enjoy and look out for the new mixtape “Smell The DA.I.S.Y.” all beats by J Dilla. Peace… and in advance, You’re Welcome.
Possibly the best video of the year AND the track is also damn good!!
This is the first single off their new LP, You’re Welcome
I can’t believe I missed this. Watch as the legendary De La Soul perform “A Roller Skating Jam Called Saturdays” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
De La Soul – Stakes is High
I can’t even begin explain what this song means to me. A true classic!
It’s about love for cars, love for funds
Loving to love mad sex, loving to love guns
Love for opposite, love for fame and wealth
Love for the fact of no longer loving yourself! -Pos
This is what Hip Hop sounds like!
“I’ve always loved the ‘Intro’ on Disc Two of Wu-Tang Forever – this erie sample with no beat, that they only talked over,” De La Soul’s Posdnuos tells Rolling Stone. “I stumbled on the original sample while crate digging one day, took it straight to the lab and added drums. The feel is definitely gritty, hard and sounds like a Wu record, so out of inspirational respect, we included featuring ‘The Spirit of the Wu’ in the song title.” -Pos
The Roots, De La Soul, Stretch Armstrong, and Danny Brown….I will definitely be in Philly for this. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 am.
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