“You consider them kings to bow to…icing on cakes…chariots cruise at tortoise speeds…laying bi-focals on royalties…(Royalty Capes)”
The legendary Hip Hop trio De La Soul is back with their new album And The Anonymous Nobody… 27 years after their debut, they are still as fresh & iconic as ever.
It took a bit of a journey to create this album. De La Soul took to crowdfunding to make the new album possible. Their campaign was a rousing success & And The Anonymous Nobody…is the result. Anybody familiar with De La Soul, from their classic debut album 3 Feet High And Rising, the group has always had their own way of being in Hip Hop. Reigning in the golden era, one of the best Hip Hop groups of all time, De La Soul makes feel good, true to life, organic Hip Hop. It’s never been about pretense or trends or anything else besides what these men bring. They continue this legacy with this album. It is as them as it can possibly be, but up to date & very relevant to what is going on in the world. They tell stories of what is going on while creating a thoughtful & pleasant mood. It’s like mama’s cooking, good for the soul, & a Hip Hop head’s delight. They brought in Snoop Dogg, Usher, Jill Scott, Estelle, Pete Rock, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Justin Hawkins, & Roc Marciano to make these 17 tracks something for the history books. Yet another example of why Hip Hop is not & will never be dead.
De La Soul’s and the Anonymous Nobody…is currently available on digital music sellers & streaming services. The album is accompanied by a documentary of it’s making. Check that & the opening track Genesis featuring Jill Scott below: