De La Soul Releases New Free Album "Smell the Da.I.S.Y.," A Tribute to J. Dilla

De La Soul have dropped a free, sort-of new album.

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You might remember De La Soul from such late-period technological fiascos asthe time they gave away their catalog—in which the group downloaded their own albums from Russian pirate sites (rather than ripping them straight from the masters) and proceeded to distribute them with great inefficiency. (They are also known for being incredible artists who've made some of the best rap music in the history of making rap music. Personally, I recommend Buhloone Mindstate as the best point of entry. It might be worth it to just pay for it, though.)

This time, to release their new album, they've stepped to a more efficient technology: BitTorrent (the required program for which you can download here). That's the good news: you can download Smell the Da.I.S.Y. here, and the site (probably) won't crash.

Here's the bad news Smell the Da.I.S.Y., though, isn't quite a "new album." It's really old De La a capellas placed over vintage J. Dilla beats. Exciting for some, not as much for others. On the plus side, the Bit Torrent bundle does come with the J. Dilla documentary, an "audio letter," and "wallpapers." I think they mean jpegs.

The official announcement also includes a link to the J. Dilla Foundation, which is committed to "funding music programs in inner-city schools."

Download: De La Soul, Smell the Da.I.S.Y.

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