In case you didn't know, The Native Tongues group De La Soul is recording a new album, their eighth total, and above is a preview of what's to come. The song, "Mr. Big Mouph II," is produced by Khrysis and features a refined, much crisper sound from the trio.

This new album from Maseo, Posdnuos, and Trugoy will be the first since 2004's The Grind Date, which was supposed to complete the Art Official Intelligence trilogy, but later changed focus. Could De La's new album be AOI III? Details are hazy, but you can expect to see some surface as the album nears completion. 

Below, you can peep another preview from the album, "Life is Great," featuring a new verse from Pos'. 

Trugoy and Posdnuos have a new project coming out under the name First Serve. Listen to the first single here.

[via DeLaSolarSystem]