De La Soul Songs
- De La GorillasSheek Louch has been dropping weekly freestyles all summer and the Silverback Gorilla 2 release date of September 18 is at last approaching. With his eyes on the prize, the D-Block representative submits "De La Gorillas," launching into 2 minutes of straight bars over De La Soul’s “Rock Co.Kane Flow," which appeared on The Grind Date and was produced by Jake One.
- Right BackIn a couple weeks, Slum Village will release their new album Yes!, featuring guest appearances and production from J Dilla, BJ the Chicago Kid, Jon Connor, Phife Dawg, Bilal, J Ivy, and others. Before it arrives on June 16, the duo decide to come through and share another leak off it first called “Right Back”. With production from the late J Dilla and a guest verse from De La Soul, “Right Back” is something true hip hop fans should definitely appreciate. Suggest giving this one a few listens. Thoughts?
- God ItLast month, veteran rap trio De La Soul announced that they were starting a Kickstarter to fund their new album. Now, they say they're "busy at work," but they took a break to share a track that won't show up on the upcoming project. This one's called "God It," and it features none other than Nas.
- The PeopleTwo legendary forces in hip-hop connect today to deliver a socially conscious anthem over a funky soundtrack, "The People." Chuck D encourages everyone to come together in face of society's ills, a message that seems especially relevant in the wake of the protests in Ferguson and the injustice of Mike Brown's death. The song was actually supposed to drop in the summer, but it resonates even more today.
- O' Shut UpToday De La Soul gave us some new music to digest, with the release of a BitTorrent bundle comprising of a eleven new mixtape cuts (all with vintage J. Dilla production), an audio letter, a J. Dilla documentary and some wallpapers. The mixtape Smell The DA.I.S.Y. is available for download on HNHH here.
- Dilla Plugged InThe other week for Valentine's Day De La Soul decided to let go their entire catalogue for free download via their website. That alone was generous enough, but when some fans didn't receive their download in a timely manner, De La Soul offered an apology in song-form for that, "Sorry/Thank You."
- Turning Me OffListen to Turning Me Off , the new track by Slum Village featuring De La Soul which was dropped on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. Slum Village's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Turning Me Off will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since Slum Village debuted in this game. We're looking forward to the follow-up.