De La Soul & Prince Paul Are Back In The Studio Together

Between the late 1980s and the 1990s, De La Soul made three acclaimed albums together along with a handful of loosies. The Long Island, New York producer/DJ mentored the trio of Posdnous, Dave, and Maseo while producing 1989’s 3 Feet High And Rising, 1991’s De La Soul Is Dead, and 1993’s Buhloone Mindstate. While producer and artists began work on De La’s fourth LP, the crew would self-produce much of 1996’s Stakes Is High, with J Dilla, Skeff Anslem, Spearhead X, and Ogee contributing.

As Tommy Boy Records label-mates, De La reunited with Paul for 1999’s “More Than U Know” on his Prince Among Thieves LP. Dave appeared on Handsome Boy Modeling School LPs, and Paul handled two tracks on De La’s 2006 compilation, The Impossible: Mission TV Series – Pt. 1.

Prince Paul Shares Unreleased De La Soul Music That Stands With Their Best Work (Audio)

This week, Prince Paul posted an Instagram photo in the studio with De La Soul, Black Sheep’s Dres, and longtime engineer Scotty Hard. Paul captioned the photo “And then this happened.” Dres joins De La in the Native Tongues, while Scotty has worked on previous De La material.

Today (August 12), De La’s Dave posted artwork by Amy Cinnamon Art of the four artists with the caption “Magic is happening.”


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Prince Paul Remixes An Album Featuring Guru, DOOM & More And Gives It Away For Free (Audio)

De La Soul have long teased fans with an upcoming album produced by DJ Premier and Pete Rock. Last summer, the trio obtained their master recordings, with plans to digitally release their Tommy Boy-era catalog.

Dres recently partnered with Stu Bangas to release Sheep Stu.

Pete Rock Gives A Fantastic Update On The De La Soul Project He & DJ Premier Are Producing

#BonusBeat: Prince Paul and Don Newkirk’s interview with Ambrosia For Heads’ What’s The Headline podcast discussing their By Every Means Necessary, Vol. 1 album: