De La Soul Celebrates 25th Anniversary Offering Free Album Online


While Metallica went down in history for the biggest lawsuit against online music, hip-hop trio De La Soul are releasing their entire music album online for free. This generous move is part of the 25th anniversary celebration of their debut album.

In March 1989, the hip-hop band released their most famous record 3 Feet High And Rising. Now, a quarter of a century later, Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove) and Vincent Mason (DJ Maseo) will make their entire album available online for free. The album will be free for 25 hours starting today.

Interestingly, fans have never been able to buy their discography online. However, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t available to obtain by some other illegal methods.

Kelvin Mercer told Rolling Stone, “It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it. It’s been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”

“It’s been a trying journey. We’ve been blessed to be in the Library of Congress, but we can’t even have our music on iTunes. We’ve been working very hard to get that solved,” he adds.

Their first new material, since The Grind Date in 2004, will soon be available on their website.

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