Posts Tagged ‘De La Soul’
J. Period – “Rise Up!” feat. Black Thought (Of The Roots) x Posdnuos (Of De La Soul) x Pharoahe Monch x Joss Stone
YOOOOO! This jawn BANGS!! Beatz & Lyrics on display (nice working in that ‘Phoenix’ sample from Tariq in the breaks). Every lyricist bringing drive; racing down the J. Period track like we gotta get there. Where? To the revolution!
What does it mean to “RISE UP?” What does it mean to RESIST?
Produced by J.PERIOD, this epic single brings together an historic lineup of artists — Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch & Joss Stone — to explore the meaning of “resistance” and the state of our Union. Additional production and instrumentation from Stro Elliot (Playlist Retreat), Larrance Dobson (1500 Or Nothin, Kendrick Lamar, Timbaland) and Jesse Blum (Misterwives). RISE UP EP available May 2.
Mass Appeal kept the storytelling going; beyond its dope documentary effort “De La Soul Is Not Dead” (posted on here earlier) to tell the story of how the trio’s seminal album (“Three Feet High And Rising”) ultimately came to be.
…we dig deeper into the De La files to bring you an untold story in the words of two Tommy Boy Records staffers. Rod Houston—who elevated from mail room, to assistant to Tom Silverman, to the head of the label’s music video department—and Bryan Adams, the label’s long-time head of publicity. During an interview that didn’t make the final cut for the film, they shared details of De La Soul’s earliest studio sessions, how De La first got down with Tommy Boy and why their debut album almost didn’t include that monster hit that would change the course of their lives forever.
Tommy Boy Records, George Clinton… and they went all the way back to early Stetsasonic. Wow. Worthy reading!
(Clearing throat) The GRAMMY-NOMINATED De La Soul has made 2016 another one-two for Hip-Hop with their “…and the Anonymous Nobody” album to be certain! And here is another taste from that tasty plate. Without further adieu, we present to you, Masterpiece Hip-Hop hosted by Pete Rock. Today’s viewing: “Memory Of (US)” – featuring Estelle. Enjoy!
Gotta love the insistence of these recent De La Soul documentaries. Earlier, we posted “We’re Still Here” on the DayGlow Bros. Now, we get a “De La Soul Is Not Dead” documentary… that is so dope! And you gotta love that Prince Paul (The Doo Doo Man, DJ for legendary Hip-Hop crew Stetsasonic) kicks this thing off & narrates, being so integral to the Soul’s success from jump!
Guaranteed that even the most knowledgeable De La fans will get something from watching this.
Oh yessir! As of August 26, the wait is over! De La Soul’s jawn “and the Anonymous Nobody…” is out. Long time coming, and the story behind its getting out here is likely one worth hearing. Want to hear the story? Here it goes!
Can you believe there are still more bangers to drop from De La Soul’s new album “and the Anonymous Nobody…” though? You should, because here is another – “Greyhounds” featuring Usher. So dope… and there’s a story behind this jawn, too.
We were taking a break from recording to drive and get some food. Along the way we passed the bus station and someone in the car said, in a tour guide voice, “and to the left is the bus station where people come from everywhere to get their piece of Hollywood.” I immediately thought that would be a great song, having the entry and departure point of the story be the Greyhound bus station. A few weeks later, music from a jam session presented itself as a perfect fit for that subject, birthing the song “Greyhounds.”
Remember us talking about the forthcoming “and the Anonymous Nobody” album from De La Soul? You should, but check back at this link here if you need a refresher. Or skip that, and follow the pre-order link below to reserve your iTunes download.
Oh yeah. This is happening!
While waiting on the LP to drop, listen to De La and Snoop Dogg bring the “Pain” on this latest leak (above).
Wow. Previously unreleased De La heat from over 25 years ago. This did NOT make the “De La Soul Is Dead” LP, but listen and imagine it fitting in. The possibilities… then again, releasing it now as a loosey gives this cut its own spotlight. Shine!
Unreleased song from the De La Soul Is Dead sessions 1991. Produced by Posdnuos.
Plus, we get this “Sho Nuff” for the FREE.99 now!
DOWNLOAD: DE LA SOUL – SHO NUFF
De La Soul’s album (“And The Anonymous Nobody”) coming… in August. Wait! Before you start whining about having to wait waaaaay ’til August to hear from De La, they already got you something: “For Your Pain & Suffering” (EP).
This EP contains music off of “and the Anonymous Nobody…” a preview to future works and also exclusive tracks that did not make the final cut of the album, all for your listening pleasure.
“and the Anonymous Nobody…” release date 8/26/1016
Give it up for De La Soul having a new album coming. Give it up for Hip-Hop. Give it up for De La giving us the REAL Hip-Hop in its dopest form in this live performance in Los Angeles. Press play, so the De can make your day with that “Oooh” from back in the day. Gotta love this!
Slum Village is dropping a new album (“YES!”) on June 16, 2015. But instead of making us wait for the whole plate, SV lets us have another taste – “Right Back” (featuring De La Soul). Beat by the late great J Dilla. Stream above. Pre-order link for the album below.
Well everything is coming up Daisies for De La Soul. The Kickstarter they launched for their new album has been a success garnering over $600,000 in crowd funding and still growing. Now the good folks over at A3C festival have now announced “De La Soul Day” October 10th 2015. This will take place during the Hip Hop festival more details after the jump! So let’s get ready and we might have to get a Beatz & Lyrics De La Soul Day mash up!
“While busy at work, we also like to play! This song is not from the new album, but an indication of the good music to come… Just a little appetizer until we complete the main course. You may recognize our featured guest. Enjoy.” – De La Soul
Produced by G_Force