De La Soul have announced more revered guests to feature on their upcoming LP, And the Anonymous Nobody, and I am stoked for the line up. De La copped some flack for using Kickstarter to crowd fund their new album, but have long surpassed their $110,00 goal, raising over $600,000.
Album update y'all http://t.co/t5bYh2t3RT
— De La Soul (@WeAreDeLaSoul) August 29, 2015
A year ago, they said they would be doing a full mixtape project, produced by Pete Rock along with DJ Premier. Last month we were told that 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn and David Byrne were to be featured on the album, and they are now saying on their Kickstarter page: “Great news! We’ve recruited more amazing talents and we’re happy to announce that we now have Usher, Pete Rock, Roc Marciano, Estelle and Snoop Dogg on the album.”
This is the first time De La have released material with Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Usher, and fellow Long Island native, Roc Marci.
As if a De La Soul album on its own wasn’t exciting enough, they now have an all-star roster for their first album in over a decade. My car’s CD player still has their 2004 album The Grind Date on deck (it’s actually stuck in there, but I’m not upset about it so the point stands).
The album is due to come out this spring and the Long Island trio have apologized for the delay in updates, saying they’re hard at work getting the album “sounding right for your vents to receive … The work to complete this album has increased, but progress is still in forward motion.”
De La Soul will be visiting Australia later this year for a very special performance at Soulfest, alongside Lauryn Hill, Black Star (Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey), Mary J Blige and more.