It's been over 10 years since the last De La Soul album was released, but thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the trio will begin recording its eighth album, And the Anonymous Nobody. The group's goal of $100,000 was met within 24 hours and surpassed by $67,000.
"And the Anonymous Nobody really plays on two ideas," the group told Rolling Stone."No egos, no seniority, no bosses, just a group of equal 'nobodies' working towards one goal: making music. Second, there's always a silent champion or brave individual—a 'nobody'—that steps in saves the day. The person that steps in and stands for something. Something bigger than him … and makes a change. 'Nobody can save the day!' Well he sure can! We are those nobodies … stepping in, standing for something and hopefully making a change."
The new album will also include guests such as David Byrne, 2 Chainz and Little Dragon. Those who helped fund the album will receive rewards ranging from exclusive album tracks to a shopping excursion with the group.