De la Soul offers fans free downloads of their classic catalog -- which still isn't on Spotify or iTunes -- for Valentines Day
Who loves you, baby? De la Soul is apparently feeling heartful today — and free is the magic number.
The classic rap icons are offering up their full catalog on their site for 25 hours, including Native Tongues classics 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul Is Dead and Stakes Is High, with the message “Keep the Love Spinning”; click here to access.
Why now? Aside from the impending 25th anniversary of 3 Feet High, member Posdnous told Rolling Stone, “It’s been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”
It’s the trio’s much-touted use of samples that has kept their entire catalog off of mainstream digital platforms: “It’s been a trying journey,” Posdnuos says. “We’ve been blessed to be in the Library of Congress, but we can’t even have our music on iTunes. We’ve been working very hard to get that solved.”
Stakes is short(ish): the stream began Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST and will go until Saturday at noon.
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