Video: De La Soul ft. Little Dragon – Drawn

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

De La Soul’s most recent video for “Drawn” featuring Little Dragon, has been liberated from the ghettos of TIDAL.

Previously: De La Soul ft. Estelle & Pete Rock – Memory Of…(Us) (Video)

Video: De La Soul ft. Estelle & Pete Rock – Memory Of…(Us)

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

After crushing a performance of the song on The Tonight Show with guest Estelle, De La Soul release an official video for “Memory Of…(Us)” that also features producer Pete Rock. Off the Grammy-nominated album …and the Anonymous Nobody, out now.

Previously: De La Soul Is Not Dead (Documentary)

Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna & Kanye Lead the 2016 Grammy Nominations

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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This morning The Recording Academy released the nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards and Beyonce leads the field with 9 nominations while the other three find themselves in three-way tie for second with 8 each. You can peruse the full list of noms here, but let’s take a look at some of the more notable nods and those most relevant to Rap fans. First of all, although Kanye, Drake and Rihanna are right on her heals, Bey sets herself apart with consistent nods across such important categories as Record of The Year, Song of the Year and Album of The Year. Drake joins her in the Album of the Year category for Views and he also pops up in Record of The Year, although it’s for his guest appearance on Rihanna’s “Work” rather that one of his own songs. It should come as no surprise that Chance The Rapper did really well in the Rap categories, landing noms in Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Album for Coloring Book.

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Video: De La Soul ft. Estelle – Memory of… (Us) (Live on Fallon)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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De La Soul were the musical guests on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night and they were joined by Estelle for a Roots-backed performance of “Memory of…(Us)” off their new album …and the Anonymous Nobody.

Watch below.

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De La Soul Is Not Dead (Documentary)

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Here’s a great way to spend 30 minutes on a Thursday afternoon. The new De La Soul Is Not Dead documentary from Mass Appeal features commentary from Prince Paul, Dante Ross, Monica Lynch of Tommy Boy and of course Dave, Posdonous and Maseo, and it takes a look at how three outcasts from Amityville, Long Island emerged as a legendary Rap trio.

The principal players discuss how Paul, who had music industry experience from his work with Stetsasonic, nurtured the guys throughout their creative process and encouraged them to embrace their groundbreaking approach to Hip-Hop.

The main theme of the doc is the group’s evolution over the course of their first three albums and how the public perception of them as the “hippie rappers” lead to the De La Soul Is Dead LP. Also covered are the sample clearance issues that haunt them to this day, their rebirth with the Stakes Is High album and the new Kickstarter driven project and the Anonymous Nobody, which just topped the Billboard Rap charts.

Previously: De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody (Album Stream)

De La Soul Is Not Dead (Documentary Trailer)

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Check out a trailer for De La Soul Is Not Dead, a new documentary from Mass Appeal on the iconic Long Island trio of Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo that drops next Wednesday (September 7th). The film will dig into De La’s history as pioneers of a groundbreaking approach to Rap music and champions of the Native Tongues movement, as well as the sample issues that have left their first few classic albums in legal limbo.

Look for the new album, and the Anonymous Nobody at your favorite music outlet now and stream the project in full at the link below.

Previously: De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody (Album Stream)

De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody (Album Stream)

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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After a long and winding road, De La Soul finally reaches the finish line with their new project, and the Anonymous Nobody. They’ve been very forthcoming with the leaks from this album, sharing a number of tracks with high-profile guests and others that are just plain great. Take one look at some of the stuff that didn’t leak before today (including features from Roc Marciano, 2 Chainz and Pete Rock) and you know this is going to be a solid album.

Continue below to stream the LP in full below and watch the trio’s new documentary We’re Still Here (now).

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De La Soul ft. Usher – Greyhounds

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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De La Soul share “Greyhounds”, a collaboration with Usher from the new album and the Anonymous Nobody, due out August 26th. The song follows the stories of two protagonists, a small-town woman caught up in the fast life of the big city and a young man who’s trying to get his money up by any means necessary, both of whom are using the iconic bus line as their only means of transportation.

Listen below and pre-order the new LP now.

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De La Soul ft. Little Dragon – Drawn

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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We’re just 10 days out from the new De La Soul project, ..And The Anonymous Nobody. Today they share a great new single called “Drawn” that features a prominent appearance from Little Dragon.

Listen below.

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De La Soul – Royalty Capes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

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With just over a month to go until De La Soul’s new album and the Anonymous Nobody… gets here, they let a regal new track called “Royalty Capes” fly. This is official.

Listen below.

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