De La Soul Raises Some Big Money For Their Next Album Through Kickstarter

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De La Soul performs onstage at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Celebration of The 5th Annual Blossom Ball at Capitale on March 11, 2013

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De La Soul has been working hard to cater to their fans this year, as they pledged to deliver an album full of new music with their help. After launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their next studio album, the trio has raised a total of $600,874 to go towards making the project. On top of that, De La Soul has also received donations from a total of 11,169 backers on the website, whether that add up to $1 or even thousands.

Originally the group made a goal to raise at least $110,000 for the album, but it’s clear that they have exceeded those expectations, and just about multiplied it by six times. According to the website, this is the second highest most-funded campaign that Kickstarter has ever seen, making this album historic before it’s even been released. De La Soul has also promised tons of incentives to those who have been donating to the campaign.

Read up more on De La Soul’s incredible Kickstarter campaign on the following page.

de la soul 43rd Annual Grammy Awards – Arrivals

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If you were one of those generous enough to have donated to De La Soul’s album campaign, then you have been given access to their multiple listening parties all over the country, autographs from the members, and more. A backer who went above and beyond to donate $10,000 is set to receive a platinum autographed record of their seminal 1989 album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Someone who donated $7,500 was able to spend a day in the studio with the trio, where they could record a skit that will be appearing on the upcoming album. While the album, titled Smell The Daisy, was originally expected for September, it’s looking like it’s official release may be at the top of 2016. It is supposed to contain features from the likes of Usher, Pete Rock, Roc Marciano, Estelle and Snoop Dogg.

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