De La Soul Announces Album Release Schedule & More in Special Message for Fans

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Originally slated for a September 2015 release, De La Soul’s forthcoming album ...And the Anonymous Nobody has been pushed back several months, but all for good measure. In a recently released video statement, the legendary Hip-Hop trio shares with fans the latest news about the album, which they recently celebrated at listening parties in both New York and Los Angeles. According to their Kickstarter campaign page, the album’s delay is mostly due to its being independently released, which is “a huge undertaking.” What’s more, “In addition to artistic satisfaction, the administrative and executive end had to feel right as well. Side artist clearances and appropriating the best distribution for this project has been just as important,” the group says.

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Heads have come to expect high-quality music from the group, so the news of its being pushed back to early 2016 is only indicative of De La Soul’s reputation for putting their best creative foot first, but the wait won’t be all that long. Next month, the group promises to release a new track in the form of “Train Wreck,” which will be followed up by the album’s first official single, the Snoop Dogg-assisted “Pain,” expected to drop in February or March. And, finally, the album will arrive on April 26. Click here to watch the announcement in the group’s own words.

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