Unless someone’s gotten 15 French Bulldogs for you, this is probably going to be the best thing that happens to you today: pioneering hip hop group De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free downloadover the next 25 hours.
“It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it,” Posdnuos explained to Rolling Stone, noting that the myriad number of samples on their albums have prevented them from being able to release their albums on most digital services (including iTunes and Spotify). “It’s been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”
Besides being Valentine’s Day, today marks the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. The music will be available for download from 11 a.m. Eastern time Friday until noon on Saturday. Keep in mind that some people had trouble downloading this morning (it seems Dropbox-related), but it should hopefully be back up soon.
The band are also planning on releasing their first new album in a decade, You’re Welcome, in the coming months. “We’re just getting in the mode of constantly giving people new music,” Posdnuos added. “With us, we’ve sat a long time without releasing an album. It’s high time we start releasing a bunch of stuff because it’s there.”
h/t – gothamist