De La Soul’s music is notoriously difficult to get ahold of digitally. Much of this is due to the group’s use of unauthorized samples, which has been keeping their releases off of iTunes.
De La Soul have temporarily solved this problem by offering their entire catalogue for free on their website. They are doing this to honor the 25th anniversary of the release of their first album. Their releases will be available until Saturday, February 15th at 12 PM PST.
Group member Posdnuos 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.”
De La Soul will soon be releasing new songs — a new album title You’re Welcome will be released in the near future. They will also release an EP, Preemium Soul on the Rocks, next month.