De La Soul Celebrate 'De La Soul Is Dead' with Real World and Online Memorials
Published May 13, 2016While a new album from De La Soul is on the horizon, the trio are looking back to their earlier work, specifically De La Soul Is Dead, which celebrates its 25 anniversary today.
In celebration of the 1991 release, the band have launched a special website "in loving and celebratory memory" that maps out two different memorial locations in New York City, where fans can go to place cards, flowers, candles, photos, or broken flower pots to pay their respects. Using the hashtag #DeLaSoulIsDead, visitors can also post pictures across social media.
If you can't make to NYC today, the trio have also given fans the option to sign a memorial on the website itself, which features a host of names from around the globe in an endless scroll.
"Show your appreciation and support the life of the culture and it's [sic] classic albums," the band wrote on the website. "Sign our memorial, let us know that hip hop will not be forgotten. Be a part of our legacy. DLS... remain in peace."
The site also features a player where you can hear the entirety of De La Soul Is Dead, along with an unreleased bonus track titled "Sho Nuff" that you can download for free. Visit it here.
De La Soul dropped a surprise EP at the tail end of April, titled For Your Pain & Suffering. The group's Kickstarter-funded new album, And the Anonymous Nobody, is expected out August 26.