As you may recall, the legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul made their entire discography available as a free download on February 15 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising. Today, the group is back in the news, once again to commemorate the LP’s silver anniversary, as well as the work of another essential member of hip-hop history: J Dilla. A blend of production from the late Dilla and a classic De La Soul track, the group’s latest jam “Dilla Plugged In” is an inspired collaboration of two musical heavyweights.
It won’t be the last we hear from the two forces either. The track is a part of the larger, forthcoming mixtape Smell the D.A.I.S.Y., set to be released in the near future, which will feature even more Dilla and De La mash-ups. In other words, it’s a good day to be a fan of classic hip-hop.