This isn’t hip hop legends De La Soul’s first rodeo.
The New Yorkers’ genius debut, 1989’s 3 Feet High And Rising, remains one of the most influential and ground-breaking hip hop albums ever. The group’s sound has evolved over the last 27 years but remains true to its expressionist sample-based core; like any album 18 tracks long, And The Anonymous Nobody has some weaker moments, but they are quickly eclipsed by classic cuts. Lead single Pain is the catchiest of the record, the groove matched by Snoop Dogg’s cruisy flow. The jazz-inspired Royal Capes showcases classic De La with fresh inspiration, with silky horns over a deep, banging beat. This is an innovative re-imagination of the group – broad in scope, full of life and fresh to death.
And The Anonymous Nobody available August 26 via AOI/Kobalt