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De La Soul is Giving Away Every Single Album of Theirs for Free for 25 Hours [Not Android, Still Awesome]

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This has absolutely nothing to do with Android, but we’re sharing anyway because it’s awesome. As the hip hop fans that we are, it would feel wrong to not let other fans know that the iconic group De La Soul is giving away every single one of their albums for free for the next 25 hours to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first album, 3 Feet High and Rising. Well, it’s less time than that now, but you do have until noon Eastern tomorrow to grab them all from De La Soul’s website.

All you are required to do is sign-up on their mailing list. They will then send you an email with links to download each album individually. Afterwards, you can unsubscribe if you’d like.

De La Soul Site

  • This Guest Account Is Dead

    Everyone loves 3 Feet…me? I’m a De La Soul Is Dead kinda guy. Fantastic album.

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    Not for free. You have to supply a valid email address.

    • The Narrator

      And that’s not free?

  • enos33

    This noise would be hard to take.

  • Robert Young

    the grind date isnt on there???

    • BillySuede

      nope! :/

      i mean i have it already but still…

  • itsgonnalast

    This is great, I can’t wait to hear In the Woods & 3 Days Later again!

  • AnthonyMoya

    Holy @#% this is awesome! Thanks for the heads up!!

  • Scott Parker

    From their site: “Subscription Confirmed – your music will be on it’s way soon!”
    *its. One sentence and it’s wrong.

  • Maxim∑

    Don’t know who they are but thanks for sharing

    • rutgersjaffo

      You, sir, are in for a pleasant surprise.

  • KleenDroid

    Never heard of them.

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  • Chris

    Todays music sucks. none of it makes any sense. thern again kids today are stupider and stupider

    http://www.katu.com/news/Twitter-thread-filled-with–245115731.html

  • Lucky Armpit

    Who’s De La Soul? Kudos for them to doing that, but I’ve never heard of them.

    • Fry

      Whaaa? Can’t believe it.

      • BillySuede

        ‘3 feet high…’ was a LONG time ago, dude. some cats just don’t know. let ‘em know.

      • firemanprice

        Just me, myself, and I.

    • truth_cutz

      Youtube…

  • truth_cutz

    Cool…but I actually already have them all..

    • BillySuede

      same here. there’s some stuff missing too like ‘the grind date’ for example.

      • John Ligons

        The Grind Date is on Google Play. All the other albums couldn’t get published because of the “sampling” weren’t cleared. Therefore to avoid the legal hurdle of paying for sample fees/infringement, they giving it away for free. Great day for Hip-Hop fans.

        • BillySuede

          yeah ‘three feet high’ and ‘paul’s boutique’.

          thievery at its finest! :D

          • John Ligons

            Maybe…but great classic hip hop albums…today was the first time I listened to full 3 feet high..that’s was a great album

    • Curtis

      Show them MOAR love and click through to their site.

      • truth_cutz

        I did…who knows, they may be encoded at a higher bitrate than what I have.

  • BillySuede

    all time great hip hop group still putting in work. good for them. the new breed of hip hop could learn a little lesson on consistency from the likes of de la…

    • Orion

      LOL I don’t even listen to today’s crap. Everything hiphop I listen to is from the 80s, 90s(my fav decade) and Underground stuff.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        If you stopped listening to hip hop in the 90s you don’t even know what you’ve missed.

        • Orion

          Who said I stopped listening to Hip Hop in the 90s? I listen to alot of today’s Underground scene. Crap on the radio is not Hip Hop……sorry.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            The fact that you’re completely writing off artists that get radio play means you’re missing a ton of good artists. Radio play has nothing to do with the quality of an artist or their albums.

          • Orion

            There are a few good ones here and there. But trust me, I’m not missing anything. The best artists are the ones you don’t really hear about and that is what people are truly missing.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            People miss most underground artists because most of them don’t know how to branch out and gain traction on a large scale. They’re comfortable with their hardcore base, and just don’t know how to branch out. It’s not really fans jobs to go hunting unknowns

          • BillySuede

            not much of a fan then, are you? basically what you’re saying you want to be told this is what music is available so you can decide for yourself if you like it rather than being your own gatekeeper.

            what you stated is also off because you’re ignoring the music industry at large often ignores artists who want to branch out but don’t fit a certain profile or the ‘timing’ simply isn’t right to try to sell an artist. it’s not nearly as simple as stating that ‘the artist doesn’t know how to branch out’.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            What I’m saying is if you don’t have music out there in the public, how am I supposed to randomly run into you? There are a lot of other upcoming artist that market themselves better and come to the surface. It’s up to the artist to make themselves noticeable.

          • BillySuede

            how do you know that’s the case? there are plenty of artists out there who have their wares available on soundcloud, itunes, spotify, rdio, deezer, last fm, etc… then you have blogs who push music and aggregators like the hype machine who make it even easier to find new artists.

            if you don’t think the artists are out there doing work, you’re just not looking. a huge part of music appreciation is discovering music on your own or through word-of-mouth and making them yours.

          • Orion

            I went hunting and found plenty of jewels. :) In this era of technology…..its not that hard.

          • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

            I kindly disagree with that statement. I feel as though the thousands of hours that a single radio artist gets instead of just a single play from other various artists makes the radio game sort of lame. I’m tired of listening to the same Drake, Rihanna, and Nicki songs over and over. Just my feelings.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            That’s fair because I don’t listen to the radio at all specifically for that reason. What I’m saying is that because an artists gets radio play doesn’t have much bearing on how much of a good or bad artist they are. A single is just a single.

          • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

            Yup, I can agree with that, for sure.

          • Stone Cold

            Companies pay for play also.

          • Adrynalyne

            Change the station? ;)

            There are certainly some great unknowns out there. One of my favorite albums is by an underground band.

          • Stone Cold

            KRS-One said it best Do the math, Radio get 20 albums a week stream. Only 3 and ever seen what happen to the other 17?

          • rutgersjaffo

            Seriously, just stop it. Rap and Hip Hop have never been shittier than they are today. Please…

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            @rutgersjaffo Relax. Music as a whole is 100% personal preference.

          • rutgersjaffo

            It’s not that I don’t in general terms agree with you. But I will maintain my position that what is done today in rap and hip hop (if hip hop can even be said to exist for the most part anymore) pales considerably when set beside the originators and the guys from the 80s and 90s. Give me Nation of Millions, Walking Like A Panther, The Chronic, Raising Hell, and Straight Outta Compton over anything from the last decade. To each his own though, I suppose.

          • BillySuede

            you’re not wrong but keep in mind you’re not the same person anymore. those albums came at a certain point in your lifetime that no one else who’s come since will quite understand. all you can do is appreciate those old records and keep an open mind in regards to the newer stuff.

            there’s some great stuff out there. forget the radio. just hit up the hype machine and look through various hip hop blogs and you just may find your next favourite artist or group.

          • Orion

            A ton of good artists? I think that’s highly subjective. Name a few and I’ll tell you I couldn’t care less.

          • michael arazan

            Today’s hip hop is just another form of “POP” music with no message and generic sounds and is all mediocre at best, it’s more about hype than it is about the message behind it. Rap used to be about political and social changes that were needed, and still needed today. I understand you got have some fun party music too and upbeat sway, but most of it is just glorifying commercialism.

      • BillySuede

        there’s been some great stuff since but by and large, hip hop got co-opted and corrupted as it grew in popularity.

        sad but it happens in just about every genre…

        • Orion

          Exactly…I agree. Like I said, I listen to a lot of the Underground stuff.

          • BillySuede

            sorry, dude. that wasn’t a shot at you. just thinking aloud

  • The Narrator

    Hey, Kellex, i think you meant “from” not “for”. :P

    Free is free, so I’ll try it.

    • Curtis

      I still don’t see that. I think it’s right.

      • The Narrator

        End of first paragraph, no biggie. Just pointing it out.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          :)

        • Curtis

          Oh he must have changed it. FWIW – I am not the one down voting you for pointing this out.

          • The Narrator

            I know, it’s others who don’t have anything better to do. It’s best to ignore them

  • Curtis

    I am going to redownload them just so I can get in on this! Booyah!