De La Soul Mixtape is Here - For Free
De La Soul is no stranger to giving away its music for free. At one point, the hip hop group downloaded its own songs from Russian pirate sites and then offered up its entire catalog free of charge. While that plan didn't work out so well, the group members are still dedicated to giving their fans new music at no cost.
This time, De La Soul leveraged the free program BitTorrent to aid its efforts. The group's new release, "Smell the Da.I.S.Y.," may not quite be considered an album. In fact, Complex magazine described it as "old De La a capellas placed over vintage J. Dilla beats." The mixtape features 11 tracks in addition to an audio letter, digital wallpaper and a J. Dilla documentary.
"This project means a lot to De La Soul," said De La Soul's marketing manager Brandon Hixon, as quoted by AllHipHop. "It's real important to them to uphold the legacy of J Dilla. He meant so much to the group."
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