It's official. De La Soul announced yesterday that its upcoming album, And The Anonymous Nobody is set for an April 29 release. This after announcing their plans on releasing an album earlier in the year using Kickstarter to fund the group's first album in over 10 years. As a result, $600,000 has been raised through the crowd sourcing website. The beloved rap trio also left this update for fans:
As our September delivery date has long come and gone, we'd like to address the delay, the plan moving forward and the expected release date of our album.
Releasing a record independently has been a real undertaking. In addition to artistic satisfaction, the administrative and executive end had to feel right as well. Side artist clearances and appropriating the best distribution for this project has been just as important. With negotiations complete, we are now working on the plan for our awaited release. Thank you all for your patience.
In late December we'll hit you with a treat and release a song entitled "Train Wreck" followed by our first single "Pain" feat. Snoop Dogg, slated for February/March. Album release date is April 29th.
We'll be sure to keep you posted on our progress.