"I kick a skill like Shaquille holds a pill / Vocabulary spills, I'm Ill - plus Matic / I freak beats, slam it like Iron Sheik / Jam like a TEC with correct techniques."Â
Who could forget these bars from Nas' essential Illmatic cut "It Ain't Hard To Tell"? De La Soul borrows the title of their latest leak from the track, spilling their own vocabulary over a J Dilla instrumental. It'll be included on their upcoming projectÂ Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy),Â which they've created in celebration of the life and legacy of the iconic beatsmith.
Smell The Da.I.S.Y. will beÂ made available for free on Wednesday, March 26th via De La'sÂ official website.Â They're also working on two other projects, a mixtape with DJ Premier and Pete Rock titledÂ Premiem Soul On The RocksÂ and an album titledÂ You're Welcome.
(Watch the video forÂ "It Ain't Hard To Tell" below.)