We have not heard from De La Soul in over a decade.
Now, the iconic Rap group has returned to the studio and plans to craft its first album in eleven years.
Following in the footsteps of R&B group TLC, Posdnous, Dave, and Maseo asked for support from fans with a Kickstarter account asking for $110,000 to fully fund their recording, mixing, marketing, design, packaging, and distribution costs.
Today De La Soul has doubled its goal of $110,000. The iconic Rap group’s Kickstarter page shows De La has earned more than $250,000 from over 4,000 backers. Since the crowd funding campaign has been so successful, De La has announced via Twitter that “there will be a new De La album released this year!”
The trio is trying something new. De La’s upcoming album will incorporate elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Country Western and more.
For the new album, De La plans to sample themselves to avoid copyright infringement concerns. They’ve enlisted an assortment of musicians to participate in unrehearsed, jam sessions, where they re-created the group’s iconic body of work. The group plans to use the sounds recorded to create new music.
So far, the only rapper set to be featured on the LP is 2 Chainz.
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