Published Apr 17, 2013Rap greats De La Soul recently announced a new online singles series, and the crew have now premiered their first instalment, "Get Away (feat. the Spirit of the Wu)."
As you might imagine by the title, the smooth track samples the Wu-Tang Clan's "Intro," which itself sampled portions of ESG's classic "UFO," but adds new bars from De La's Pos and Dave. Amazingly, this is the first new song from the act since they released their 2004 full-length The Grind Date.
"I've always loved the 'Intro' on Disc Two of Wu-Tang Forever – this erie sample with no beat, that they only talked over," Pos told Rolling Stone. "I stumbled on the original sample while crate digging one day, took it straight to the lab and added drums. The feel is definitely gritty, hard and sounds like a Wu record, so out of inspirational respect, we included featuring 'The Spirit of the Wu' in the song title."
"Get Away (feat. the Spirit of the Wu)" is also expected to appear on the band's long-planned You're Welcome LP, which is apparently due this fall.