Published on February 14th, 2014 | by Boman12l0
Grab De La Soul’s Catalog Free Right Now!
What a treat this is. For the next 25 hours, the entire Del La Soul discography will be free for download. Yes that is right 3 Feet High and Rising, De la Soul is Dead, Buhloone Mindstate, The Stakes is High, Art Official Intelligence, Grind Date, all free on this very lovely Valentines’. This is of course to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut, along with the announcement of new music to come.
As crazy as this may seem to give away one’s entire catalog for free, in the case of De La Soul it makes perfect sense. If you have ever sent any time on a digital musics store or streaming service, you may have noticed that all their albums prior to Grind Date are not available. A few weeks ago, while as a guest on The Champs Podcast, Maseo revealed that because the legal language of their original contracts were made before the advent of the digital sales and services life pandora spotify and iTunes, it’s impossible to get their old albums up on digital services without drawing up new contracts for everything.
This is bitter sweet. Yes, De La loves their fans and this is a great present for Valentine’s day. On the second hand, one of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop discography’s is missing from the places where most get their music theses days.
Boman Note: It’s not even 11AM and www.wearedelasoul.com is getting hit hard. Be patient, you’ll get in, no worry. Don’t keep refreshing the page.