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De La Soul at 25: Giving away their entire catalog for one day (TODAY 2/14/14)

Old 02-14-14, 06:39 AM
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De La Soul at 25: Giving away their entire catalog for one day (TODAY 2/14/14)

De La Soul Is Celebrating Their 25th Year By Giving Away Their Catalog For Free, For 25 Hours

In just over two weeks, De La Soul’s groundbreaking debut album, 3 Feet High And Rising turns 25 years old. The first time Heads heard Posdnous, Trugoy, and DJ Maseo has already turned a quarter century old, as has the shapeshifting production from Prince Paul, and all the colorful artwork, three-sided singles, and amazing videos that kicked off the D.A.I.S.Y. Age.

In the years that followed, De La has released five more albums with Tommy Boy Records, a one-off with Beyonce’s father (The Grind Date), a project with Nike, a self-proclaimed (and self-released) bootleg, and a spin-off that we can’t quite consider a De La LP.

Throughout that time, the trio from Long Island, New York has seemingly shunned going digital. While De La Soul has found plenty of success in the web era, through work with the Gorillaz, Twitter, and nonstop touring, the group and their former labels have never been big on releasing music and video content to places like Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora—with few exceptions.

In the most exciting sneak attack since Beyonce’s LP in December, De La announced, via Rolling Stone, that they’re giving away their entire catalog for 25 hours, beginning tomorrow at their WeAreDeLaSoul.com website (11 am to 12pm on Saturday).

This includes:

3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
De La Soul is Dead (1991)
Buhloone Mindstate (1993)
Stakes Is High (1996)
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (2000)
AOI: Bionix (2001)
De La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities and Classics (2004)
The Grind Date (2004)
The Impossible: Mission TV Series – Pt. 1 (2006)
Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run (2009)

And possibly more?

This is probably a better Valentines Day gift than you’re giving or getting. What’s more, the group told RS that an EP is on the way, with three joints produced by Pete Rock, and three produced by DJ Premier.
http://ambrosiaforheads.com/2014/02/...-for-25-hours/

Get 'em here: http://www.wearedelasoul.com/

I love De La and this is pretty great of them. While I have just about everything listed above, I ripped those CDs during my early iPod years when storage capacity was low, so bit rates followed suit. This'll save me the bother of ripping them again.

Also: I feel old now.
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Old 02-14-14, 07:12 AM
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Their first three albums are great, the rest not so much.
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Their first three albums are great, the rest not so much.
I dunno, even though the later albums did take a little dip in quality I still enjoy them all. Stakes is High are Grind Date were among some of my favorite hip-hop releases the year they were released. It's pretty awesome they are doing this.
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I download all of them. De La Soul is part of my youth and part of a great era in hip hop.
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Lost my copy of 3 Feet High and Rising, so I'll get all of them. That album now sounds like a children's album or something with the basic rhymes, but it's still fun.
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So awesome!
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Not really a fan of their music, but that's a really cool thing to do.
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Apparently they hit overload pretty quickly. I signed up on Friday, but didn't get my links until Sunday afternoon.
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I got all of them. They were free, why wouldn't I?
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New mixtape out today over Dilla beats.

http://www.wearedelasoul.com
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Another 25th anniversary for De La, this time it's for the release of De La Soul Is Dead. They set up a couple of "memorials" in NYC, as well as an online one that you can sign:

http://www.delasoulisdead.com/

And they just put out an unreleased song from those sessions:

https://soundcloud.com/wearedelasoul...nreleased-1991
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Saw De la Soul at Riot Fest last year, enjoyed their set quite a bit.
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De La's back catalog is finally going digital...

De La Soul's Early Albums To Hit Streaming Platforms, But Will Not Benefit Artists
February 26, 2019 - 5:31 pm by Jessica McKinney

"Your purchases will roughly go 90% Tommy Boy, 10% De La."

De La Soul's early albums are finally coming to streaming platforms. After a long and exhausting battle with their label Tommy Boy Records, the group announced the news on social media on Tuesday (Feb. 26).

While De La's music will soon be available to the masses, it will come at a hefty price. "Dear Fans, the music WILL be released digitally," the group– which is comprised of Posdnuos, Trugoy , and Mase– wrote. "After 30 years of good music and paying their debt to Hip Hop, De L Soul unfortunately will not taste the fruit of their labor. Your purchases will roughly go 90% Tommy Boy, 10% De La." In other words, Tommy Boy will be reaping the profit of De La Soul's digital sales.

The bittersweet announcement comes briefly after the group revealed that they were engaged in intense negotiations with Tommy Boy. "Dear fans…just got wind that Tommy Boy was not happy about our last post. Touché. We are not happy about releasing our catalog under such unbalanced, unfair terms," they wrote in a previous Instagram post.

It's unclear if the deal has been set in stone or when De La Soul's projects will hit streaming services at this time.
https://www.vibe.com/2019/02/de-la-s...digital-albums

'Bout time. While that is indeed a shitty deal for them, I wonder how much uncleared samples come into play, especially for their debut.
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