De La Soul have unveiled a brand new track featuring hip-hop legend Nas.
The trio recently announced their eighth album, titled ‘And The Anonymous Nobody’. Their first album in 11 years, it will feature the likes of Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz and Little Dragon.
However, this new track ‘God It’ won’t appear on their upcoming album, but is an indication of the music to come. Listen below.
De La Soul wrote in a caption with the track: “While busy at work, we also like to play! This song is not from the new album, but an indication of the good music to come… Just a little appetizer until we complete the main course. You may recognize our featured guest. Enjoy.”
The band’s new album is being funded by Kickstarter, with the threepiece looking to raise $110,000 (£74,185) for the recording.
The campaign page states: “This new album will incorporate elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Country Western and anything else we’re feeling in the moment.” It will be De La Soul’s first LP since 2004’s ‘The Grind Date’ and will feature samples from original recordings made by the group and session musicians in LA over the past three years. “What we’ve done is created our own crates of records; album upon albums to mine and sample from. In our world, what we’ve created is freedom, freedom to make the art you believe in without having to compromise your vision,” wrote the group.
Last year De La Soul released a new song called ‘The People’, which featured a guest spot from Public Enemy‘s Chuck D. Speaking about the song to Rolling Stone, De La Soul’s Trugoy commented: “Lyrically, Chuck brings a sense of authority and urgency. The power in his voice demands your attention. It’s a dream come true for us.”
He continued: “The track’s vibe was earnest and had a pressing tone to it. The lyrics are commentaries of our struggles and successes, our weaknesses and strengths… the experiences, trials and tribulations we have faced as human beings, a race and individuals.”