In honor of next month’s 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on the group’s website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST until Saturday at noon.
Me, Myself, and I
From the wayback machine:
“A peasy-headed trio of teens from Long Island, NY made an indelible mark on Hip-Hop over twenty years ago. Armed with a dry sense of humor, a kitchen sink approaching to sampling and production, and a keen critical eye for the various twists and wrong turns that Hip-Hop would take over the years, De La Soul were the genre’s black sheep and its conscience.
Pos, Dave, and Mase were not afraid to call out their peers, but also had a fun, loose, approach to their craft. They thumbed their collective noses at the Hip-Hop establishment, but were almost universally beloved. They were hippies, curmudgeons, dead and reborn. They were futuristic, retro, underground Grammy winners. They were one of a kind. They were De La Soul.”
This is The Primer Series — plenty of reading material here to keep you busy while you wait on your download.