It’s been 7 years since De La Soul has released a full album as a three-man group. Now ready to emerge again with a new project, they asked fans to help fund their effort and met their kick starter goal in one day. The trio set an initial goal of $110,000 by May 2, and earned $115,000 by 2300 supporters.
For the last decade, we’ve been independent artists, free of a record label interfering in our creative process. This will be our first De La Soul studio album in eleven years. We’re excited and ready to create. It’s been essential that we find ways to fund, record and release new music. Typically the fans have been the ones who support and appreciate our vision, so using Kickstarter and giving our fans the opportunity to be a part of the process just feels right. We see Kickstarter as a home for creative minds and a wonderful platform; where people who believe, respect and see the vision, can support an idea and make it a reality.
The fundraisers of the initiative will have the opportunity to receive rewards ranging from a personal email from the members ($5) – to a t-shirt pack/CD with bonus track ($55) – to an autographed pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks/an autographed limited edition colored vinyl ($500).