Ladies and gentlemen
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Get ready, y’all
Get ready … because DJ Shadow strike again! This time with another hip hop legends – De La Soul. Listening to this track you can hear that they had fun in the studio and this fun is really addictive. It’s mostly because of the beat, scratches, lyrics and classical De La Soul flow.
It is his first new music since 2016’s ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ and EP ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ in the following year.
“It’s been a while since my last album The Mountain Will Fall, and the corresponding tour…and since the tour ended, I’ve been mostly silent,” he said in a statement. “This is because I’ve been focused and working on a ton of music. I usually try to avoid hyperbole, and I’m not super-comfortable hyping up my own stuff, but things are about to get pretty exciting. My heroes De La Soul were kind enough to join me on the debut single, ‘Rocket Fuel,’ and the collab encapsulates so much of what I love about hip-hop…energy, beats, and fun.”
The new collaboration marks the third time these two acts have collaborated. Being a longtime De La Soul fan, DJ Shadow sampled the hip hop band on his 1996 debut album, Endtroducing…. De La Soul member Posdnous then returned the favor by dropping in on DJ Shadow’s 2011 record, ‘The Less You Know, the Better’.
Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, and De La Soul have announced three joint shows in the United Kingdom. Billed as the “Gods of Rap“ UK tour, the run will take the iconic rap groups to London, Manchester, and Scotland. Check out the dates and venues below. “Hosted and presented” by DJ Premier, the tour will see each act celebrate their respective seminal albums: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, and 3 Feet High and Rising.
Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, De La Soul:
05-10 London, England – The SSE Arena, Wembley
05-11 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
05-12 Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro