It’s worth mentioning that De La Soul earned a GRAMMY nomination for their ninth album, and the Anonymous Nobody. They subsequently returned with a video for “Memory Of… (Us),” a standout track from that project that includes features from Estelle and Pete Rock. The nostalgic video centers around Estella as she reflects on the past . . .
Slom is quickly becoming one of my favorite remix oriented producers. His latest drop is a lush, engaging remix of De La Soul‘s iconic “Stakes Is High.” The original already has plenty of emotive instrumentation bheind it. Slom adds in another level to make this track feel refreshed, and more compatible with a new generation . . .
De La Soul teams up with Usher for “Greyhounds,” a somber, heartfelt track about people who take buses and the reasons behind them. The veteran released a beautifully subtle Little Dragon collaborative track, “Drawn,” about a week ago. If these tracks are any indication, their forthcoming album, And The Anonymous Nobody, will not be one to miss. Project drops . . .
De La Soul is releasing a new album called And the Anonymous Nobody… on August 26th, and if their latest release, “Drawn,” is any indication, they’re finding creative ways to make their sound translate into a new era. They teamed up with Little Dragon for this laid back little number, which manages to soothe listeners . . .
Let’s take a trip back in time, shall we? Specifically, to 1991, when De La Soul’s “Sho Nuff” was first released. Today is the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s De La Soul Is Dead album release, so we’re able to hear this previously unreleased gem for the first time. Enjoy. Stream “Sho Nuff” below.
After a successful 2015 Kickstarter campaign, the legendary De La Soul has released a new EP called For Your Pain & Suffering for their faithful fanbase. The Drake hype was heavy last night, but he wasn’t the only one to make a major release. As a testament to their longevity, De La Soul continued their lengthy . . .
The legendary De La Soul crew debuted a new project today, and while it isn’t entirely new material, it is interesting nonetheless. Smell The Da.I.S.Y. is composed of reworked verses over J Dilla classic instrumentals. The download also comes with an audio letter, wallpapers, and J Dilla’s Still Shining documentary. Download Smell the Da.I.S.Y. (Da . . .
This is an absolute audible treat on many levels. Not only am I excited to find out that LIKE (of the incredibly talented PAC DIV) is still active and creating wonderful beats, I was immediately led his to his SoundCloud, overflowing with hot beat tapes and remixes. It’s like running into a great old friend you haven’t . . .
DWTW is on the horizon, and Ab-Soul is back in his element with a trippy video for “D.R.U.G.S.” The video features floating distorted imagery that puts us in the mind of someone who’s gone off of a trip. It looks like this album will be a return to form in comparison to These Days…. Look . . .
MC Melodee and Cookin’ Soul‘s video for “Place Is Lit” reminds me that I need to travel again, first and foremost. We follow MC Melodee as she enjoys the scene in Thailand. This is the first single from Melodee and Cookin Soul’s Passport Pimpin project, which is set to release on July 8th and can . . .
Birmingham, England-based creative R.O.M takes another big step forward with the premiere of his Soulection White Label project. The nineteen-year old producer and multi-instrumentalist says that he is inspired by “happiness and good vibes,” and has a knack for crafting bright, bouncy melodies that ring through even when surrounded by other musical complexities. With the . . .
James Blake‘s “Modern Soul” sounds a bit more futuristic than we’d anticipate; full of dissonant cords, clanging cymbals, and his beautiful falsetto vocals. The production is jarring, almost distracting listeners from Blake’s soothing vocals. However, James has beautiful emotion, unorthodox runs, and intricate intonations within his performance that can’t help but ensure that he remains . . .
As jazz extraordinaire Robert Glasper travels across the United States with his music, he takes the time to record his own rendition of Musiq Soulchild‘s “So Beautiful.” The outstanding live cover sees Glasper on the keys while his band accompanies him note by note. The cover comes as part of the celebration of Glasper’s new release, Covered, which . . .
Rumors had been floating by for quite some time, but today Soulection finally released Love Is King, a ten track compilation project paying homage to Sade. The smooth, sensual project was released via SoundCloud in honor of Soulection reaching 200,000 followers on SoundCloud. “The ‘Love Is King’ compilation is a tribute to one of our . . .
Isn’t is beautiful when things come full circle? Ab-Soul turned heads with “Ab-Soul’s Interlude,” a standout cut from Kendrick’s section.80 project. Today we hear the long-awaited “Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude,” which is set to be featured on Soul’s These Days… record, which drops tomorrow. “Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude” uses a similarly jazzy instrumental. Roles reverse. This time we hear Kendrick . . .