De La Soul launch Kickstarter for new album featuring Damon Albarn and David Byrne


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Consequence of Sound

De La Soul have released a handful of mixtapes in the time since their 2004 LP, The Grind Date, but not an actual album. That will soon change, however, as the seminal hip-hop trio has launched a Kickstarter to fund their next full-length effort.

Even before it’s been funded, De La have lined up an impressive list of guest appearances for the new album. Past collaborator Damon Albarn will join in, as will David Byrne (“Snoopies”), 2 Chainz (“Whodini”), and Little Dragon (“Drawn”). More guests will be revealed as the Kickstarter continues.

The record will see the group playing on their troubled history with sampling. (In one of the earliest sampling cases ever, they were sued by the Turtles in 1991 over a sample used on 3 Feet High and Rising. Last year, they released their entire catalog for free to circumvent sample clearance issues that have made it difficult for their music to appear on digital services.)…

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