De La Soul: “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 [cont.]
Stat’s #WhatGoesAround hits August 19th.
Questlove presents De La Soul as Webby Artist of the Year at the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Awesome speech.
Cons lends his own verses to De La Soul and J Dilla’s “Vocabulary Spills” from the Smell The Da.I.S.Y.
De La Soul has released a statement regarding the release of limited edition Smell The Da.I.S.Y. instrumental vinyl, which will accompany their recent collaborative mixtape with J Dilla of the same name. “We are happy to announce the release of the limited edition vinyl of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” in-stores 4/18. The vinyl will be a [cont.]
In preparation for their upcoming album, You’re Welcome, De La Soul released the first of two mixtapes leading up its release. Today we have the Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul Of Yancey) mixtape, which puts De La Soul over J. Dilla beats. Next up will be the De La Soul / Pete Rock / [cont.]
Another one from De La’s upcoming Dilla produced mixtape, Smell The DA.I.S.Y., due March 26th.
De La tells us: “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 [cont.]
Audio letter read by Dave. To: Our friends and fans We want to thank you all for making our Valentine’s Day extra special this year! The love was tremendous. The kind words made sharing feel worth it, (more than ever) thank you! For any difficulty or delay in the process, we send our sincere apology. [cont.]
De La Soul’s classic catalog is one of the last remaining omissions from the digital retail sites like iTunes and Amazon, due to legal nonsense and sample clearance issues. However, today the group has made the catalog available for free download, which includes 3 Feet High & Rising, De La Soul Is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate, [cont.]
Directed by Lenny Bass and Kris Merc. The album is called You’re Welcome, as Posdonous revealed to us exclusively back in our Jan. 2012 interview.
The Roots & De La Soul peform a few classics on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Pos writes: “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 [cont.]
Part 3 of our interview with De La starts with Pos sharing that he first wanted to be a DJ before an MC because back then the DJ was the life of the party and the MC was just doing echoes. As the interview goes on, Dave says that he enjoys some Gangsta Rap like [cont.]
In part 1, De la reminisces about the making of their track “Buddy” and shares that the amazing moments that were captured in videos like Buddy happened because they were not thinking about how much money they were going to make, instead they were enjoying the people around them, making music and having a good [cont.]
Rap nerds unite. Each LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul and DJ Z-Trip will come together for the Kings Of The Mic Tour, a 26-date U.S. excursion that sounds ripped from the 80′s. Yes, we will definitely be there. LL Cool J w/ DJ Z-Trip, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, & De [cont.]
De La Soul’s performance at Roots Picnic 2012 was definitely one of the highest, brightest highlights of a weekend of highlights. For those of us who grew up on De La and most likely had our concept of hip-hop (and overall mindstate) blown up to buhloone-like proportions, seeing them rock the crowd so perfectly in [cont.]
De La Soul’s new concept album, First Serve, follows a rap duo starting out in the late 90s, as they rise to stardom, flame out and then get back together again. At this point in their career, with a deep catalog of classic and quality releases, it seems like the right time for the legendary [cont.]
First offering from Maseo of De La Soul’s DJ Conductor LP, which may or may not be the “DJ record” that Art Official Intelligence 3 was originally intended to be.
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