Thought De La were done with the gifts after their free discography giveaway? Think again. As part of the 25 years anniversary of the seminal “3 Feet High And Rising”, the group will be dropping not one, not two but THREE releases this year with “Smell The D.A.I.S.Y.”, a mixtape with beats entirely from J Dilla, “Premium Soul On The Rocks” produced by DJ Premier & Pete Rock and their first full album in 10 years, “You’re Welcome”. So that’s De La Soul, one of the greatest hip hop groups of all time rapping over beats from three of the greatest hip hop producers of all time, two decades after their “peak”. While you ponder on how incredible that is, let me tell you about “Dilla Plugged In”, the first cut off the De La Dilla tape.
Dilla Plugged In sees the hip hop trio rhyming over a beat from his Another Batch tape but for most, it’ll be a brand new unheard beat and one De La traverse with their effortless selves. It might take fans who knew the beat as a pure instrumental a few listens to get used to hearing lyrics over the top but once that comfort sets in, you’ll want this on repeat. Very excited for the rest of the mixtape.
Stream it below.