After three years away, the rap stalwarts are back at the double...

De La Soul are to make a comeback next year with the release of two new albums.

After a three-year pause in a nearly 15-year recording career following the breakdown of their record contract, the trio are now readying their return to the hip-hop scene.

"We've been in the studio completing two albums," MC Posdnous said. "One is the third 'Art Official Intelligence' album, which is more of a tribute to the DJs, with only one or two songs with me and Dave and me rhyming. We didn't want to cheat the public, though, so the other is a straight De La Soul album with us all over it."

The rapper also spoke about the current state of the hip-hop scene, saying: "I think there are people who want to hear something that's not so harsh, but they may not know about alternatives within rap."

He told Rap News Direct: "When we came out, there was a whole selection to choose from: us, Public Enemy, [a][/a], Naughty By Nature, everything. And that's what's missing now. It's just one style - street talk and partying, rather than that mix of thinking trying to get yourself right."

He added: "I mean, it's grown-man hip-hop that we're doing. A lot of groups are doing that and want to give it to you, but people don't know about it."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Drake matches The Beatles' record of having 14 Billboard Hot 100 songs simultaneously
Iggy Azalea says she quit Twitter as it made her 'want to punch everyone in the face'
Tobias Jesso Jr performs 'How Could You Babe' on 'The Tonight Show' - watch
Frank Turner announces details of solo tour in support of 'The Road Beneath My Feet'
House DJ Lil Louis confirms he is deaf in one ear following Manchester CO2 cannon incident
Dave Grohl stops Foo Fighters gig to give drum stick to blind fan - watch
The Cribs, Peace and Everything Everything lead latest Liverpool Sound City additions
Noel Gallagher on Alt-J: 'One of them's got a moustache, and that's...
Chvrches troll manager with fake 'new material' - watch
ITV deny reports Kanye West 'refused to speak' to Jonathan Ross
Second tree planted in honour of George Harrison after beetles eat original
Action Bronson releases 'Actin Crazy' video – watch
Cold War Kids unveil new video for 'Hot Coals' – watch
Kid Rock is 'flabbergasted' by Beyoncé's popularity
Court rules that Courtney Love is not as famous as Marlon Brando
Skrillex and Diplo's 24-hour DJ set shut down by police
Damon Albarn reveals a new Blur song was inspired by 2014 Sydney hostage siege
Fearne Cotton announces decision to leave BBC Radio 1
Chris Evans to host 20th anniversary episode of 'TFI Friday'
Brandon Flowers: 'I couldn't make a record like Julian Casablancas. I'm too much...
Frank Turner backs James Blunt in debate over classism in music
Israeli man suspected of leaking Madonna's new album 'Rebel Heart' is formally...

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM