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Welcome 2 making magic. The time has finally come: De La Soul is ready to record a new studio LP.
Welcome 2 the magic made! The time is one year later: De La Soul's latest album is in stores and available everywhere.
Welcome 2 the magic made! The time is one year later: De La Soul's latest album is in stores and available everywhere.
11,169 backers pledged $600,874 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey, everybody: We are De La Soul: Posdnous, Dave, and Maseo. We’re best known for our albums 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul Is Dead, Stakes Is High and many others. Some of our hit singles include "Me Myself and I," "Saturdays" and "Feel Good Inc." a collaboration with Gorillaz.

We’ve collaborated with everyone from Chaka Khan to Common to even NASA: In 2004, our song "Potholes in My Lawn," became one of the first rap records to be beamed from another planet by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Now we are here to collaborate with YOU, humanoid, on the most exciting project we’ve ever done.

For the last decade, we've been independent artists, free of a record label interfering in our creative process. This will be our first De La Soul studio album in eleven years. We’re excited and ready to create. It's been essential that we find ways to fund, record and release new music. Typically the fans have been the ones who support and appreciate our vision, so using Kickstarter and giving our fans the opportunity to be a part of the process just feels right. We see Kickstarter as a home for creative minds and a wonderful platform; where people who believe, respect and see the vision, can support an idea and make it a reality.

True to our Hip-Hop roots, we make music without limits. This new album will incorporate elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Country Western and anything else we're feeling in the moment. To us, music is the influence of sounds, sounds in all vibrations and sizes, telling a story or pointing a direction. Some of these sounds we call samples, samples we use to make songs.

S-950 & SP 1200 Samplers
S-950 & SP 1200 Samplers

Sampling is basically copying a piece of sound, from one recording, and reusing it to create a new recording. It is how De La has always made music. The sampler is our instrument, but people who copy, and in this case "sample," have also been considered thieves and unoriginal. So, unfortunately a huge part of our career has also been spent fighting off the “sample police.”

Enough of those battles! For the new album, we needed a completely new approach, something Hip-Hop hasn’t done before. So, here it is: For the first time, we're going to sample ourselves.

Vox Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Vox Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Over the last three years, we've collaborated with some of LA's finest studio musicians and recorded them in free-styled, unrehearsed, jam sessions. They played everything from banjo to upright bass, sometimes up to a dozen musicians at once; simply allowing sounds to integrate. We did 90% of these recordings in one of LA's most classic studios, Vox. We chose Vox because we wanted our recordings to have that creamy analog warm mixing board sound that the old records our parent’s once played had. With over 200 hours of sounds, and vibes, equal to about 250 to 300 full-length vinyl LPs, it's time that we get to the work.

Here’s the interesting part. We are now in the process of going back to that 200+ hours of music, listening, enjoying and discovering those special moments where, musically, something magical happens, where interesting sounds and layers were forgotten, where new sounds can be sampled, looped, chopped, filtered and arranged, freely, without the intrusive presence of publishing politics and the infamous “sample police.” What we've done is created our own crates of records; album upon albums to mine and sample from. In our world, what we’ve created is freedom, freedom to make the art you believe in without having to compromise your vision. That’s what we’ve always wanted most, that’s what we’ve always believed in, that’s what we’ve fought for, and that’s why we’re doing this Kickstarter with you.

We have a fantastic cast of artist we're collaborating with. So far Damon Albarn (of Blur/Gorillaz), 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, and David Byrne (of Talking Heads) have blessed us with their talents; and we’ll have more announcements of collabs to come, right here on Kickstarter.

Clockwise: Damon Albarn, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, David Bryne
Clockwise: Damon Albarn, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, David Bryne

We’re crowdfunding it to help pay for recording, mixing, marketing, and everything else. Your support will keep us in the studio, help us continue to sample and manipulate the music we’ve recorded, will help us get additional production work done; and will help us design, package, market, and distribute the album. The whole thing. We literally cannot do it without you.

So now, for the goodies… For your support we’d like to offer you some cool rewards. Let’s start with our Kickstarter only, 1GB De La Soul thumb drives uploaded with the new album. We have a limited amount of our 2015, out of stock De La Dunks by NIKE, autographed by us, for you. How about a De La Dinner Date? The three of us and you at our good friend Marcus Samuelsson’s new Harlem restaurant “Street Bird.” We have an exclusive De La Soul T-shirt only available on Kickstarter. Who wants to spend the afternoon in NY, hitting up the sneaker shops with Pos? Would you like to go shopping with Dave for vintage toys and action figures; or diggin’ for records with Maseo? Well you can when you "Go Shopping Wit De La." We’re also offering limited edition colored vinyl LPs and a 7” singles, exclusive to Kickstarter only. The De La Soul Show reward gets you a personalized live show laminate, good worldwide for the next 10 years! How about a one-on-three Skype session with De La Soul? Finally, here’s your opportunity to own, straight of his studio, Dave’s Platinum 3 Feet High and Rising revolving record plaque, autographed by us! Take a look at the right column for more De La-licious REWARDS!

Original Painting of De La Soul Is Dead by Joe Buckingham
Original Painting of De La Soul Is Dead by Joe Buckingham
Pos USB
Pos USB
Dave USB
Dave USB
Maseo USB
Maseo USB

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We Are De La Soul....

Kelvin Mercer was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up in East Massapequa, Long Island. He and David Jude Jolicoeur were childhood friends and met Vincent Mason as students at Amityville High School. His double entendre-laden rhymes draw from his life experiences and have won him acclaim as one of the rap game’s most underrated MC’s. His full stage name “Posdnuos” is pronounced “pas-de-noose”.

David Jude Jolicoeur was born in Brooklyn, New York and befriended Kelvin Mercer at a young age. After connecting with Vincent Mason in high school, the trio wasted little time writing their essential chapter in hip-hop history. Dave often found himself the center of attention due to his smooth lyrical flow and his distinctive sense of style, featuring African medallions, peace signs, and uneven dreadlocks (unofficially known as the “De La Do”). His early stage name “Trugoy” is an inversion of his favorite food, yogurt.

Vincent Mason was born in Brooklyn, New York. In the early days of De La Soul his role was almost exclusively that of a DJ. But as the group’s creative vision matured, he stepped out from behind the tables to contribute rhymes of his own to a handful of key tracks.

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    LOVE BUCKS:
    You’ll receive an email extending our eternal appreciation for supporting this project and being part of our continued legacy! Thank you!

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    THE DIGITAL ALBUM + BONUS:
    Are you ready for new music? For your pledge you’ll receive the advanced digital download of our new album + an additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    CD IN HAND:
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    DE LA DRIVE - POS:
    You'll receive a Kickstarter-only, Plug One (Posdnuos) 1GB USB thumb drive pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    DE LA DRIVE - DAVE:
    You'll receive a Kickstarter-only, Plug Two (Trugoy) 1GB USB thumb drive pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    DE LA DRIVE - MASE:
    You'll receive a Kickstarter-only, Plug Three (Maseo) 1GB USB thumb drive pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    VINYL LP IN HAND:
    We'll send you a VINYL LP of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    LISTENING PARTY + MEET AND GREET - NEW YORK

    Join De La for an intimate listening party and meet and greet. We'll all chill and listen to the album together. You'll be the first ones to hear the album before it goes on sale!!

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    LISTENING PARTY + MEET AND GREET - LOS ANGELES

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    T-SHIRT PACK:
    Our fans get to rep De La properly when they receive this exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).

    Plus you get the CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    TWEET TWEET TWEET:
    De La Soul will follow and shout out your twitter page? We'll not only follow you, we will periodically RT your funny, interesting, motivational, silly and informative tweets for 2015. What a way to get your own followers up!

    You also get the advanced digital download of our album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    DE LA PRINT:
    You get an amazing De La Soul print, designed by artist Dan Lish (available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE MAGIC NUMBER (EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL):
    You'll receive all 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter). Get all 3 now!!

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    T-SHIRT & VINYL PACK:
    Our fans get to rep De La properly when they receive this exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).

    Plus we'll send you a VINYL LP of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    SIGN MY STUFF:
    We're sending you the CD of our new album and the exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt, both AUTOGRAPHED (only available via this Kickstarter).

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    ULTIMATE FAN:
    You receive an AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).

    The exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).

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    ULTIMATE VINYL HEAD:
    Hey DJ! You get an AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition 7" De La Soul SINGLE (only available via this Kickstarter) and an AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
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    PRINT BY JOE BUCKINGHAM

    "24" x "24" print of "De LA Soul is Dead" album cover by Joe Buckingham.

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    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
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    TALK TO ME PACK:
    You get the opportunity to Skype with Pos, Dave, & Mase... Talk about the album, chop it up about life or ask that one question you've always wanted answered.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    COMPOSITION TIME:
    You receive an AUTOGRAPHED, hand-written lyric sheet of a De La song of your choice. You also get an AUTOGRAPHED black and white composition book; the same type Dave and Pos use for their rhymes.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    DJ Pack. Respect the DJ! You'll get a custom, high-quality, DJ drop* recorded by De La Soul. You'll also get a pair of De La Slip Mats and two Vinyl LP's of the new album (Kickstarter edition), as well as a digital download of the instrumental album.

    And the advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * De La drops are strictly for DJ's: this is limited to the DJ's name, mixtape, or radio shows. Drops are not for advertisement.

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    THE SNEAKER HEAD (White, Size 7):
    Our new Nike SB Hi-Top Dunk is almost sold out everywhere but we got a few limited sizes in the stash. You’ll get a NIB AUTOGRAPHED pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE SNEAKER HEAD (White, Size 8):
    Our new Nike SB Hi-Top Dunk is almost sold out everywhere but we got a few limited sizes in the stash. You’ll get a NIB AUTOGRAPHED pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE SNEAKER HEAD (White, Size 9.5):
    Our new Nike SB Hi-Top Dunk is almost sold out everywhere but we got a few limited sizes in the stash. You’ll get a NIB AUTOGRAPHED pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE SNEAKER HEAD (White, Size 10):
    Our new Nike SB Hi-Top Dunk is almost sold out everywhere but we got a few limited sizes in the stash. You’ll get a NIB AUTOGRAPHED pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE SNEAKER HEAD (White, Size 10.5):
    Our new Nike SB Hi-Top Dunk is almost sold out everywhere but we got a few limited sizes in the stash. You’ll get a NIB AUTOGRAPHED pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE SNEAKER HEAD (White, Size 11):
    Our new Nike SB Hi-Top Dunk is almost sold out everywhere but we got a few limited sizes in the stash. You’ll get a NIB AUTOGRAPHED pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE SNEAKER HEAD (White, Size 12):
    Our new Nike SB Hi-Top Dunk is almost sold out everywhere but we got a few limited sizes in the stash. You’ll get a NIB AUTOGRAPHED pair of the 2015 De La Soul Nike Dunks.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE Da.I.S.Y. HEAD:
    For your pledge you will receive an AUTOGRAPHED copy of "Smell the DA.I.S.Y." Limited White Vinyl

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    An AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    The CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    DE LA WORLDWIDE/ SHOW ACCESS:
    You receive a customized De La Soul show laminate/photo ID, granting you and 1 guest, VIP access into 10 De La Soul shows, whenever, wherever.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * Laminate granting you VIP access applies only to shows headlined by De La Soul. Travel and accommodations for these shows are not included.

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    THE BOOM BOX:
    You receive an original, old-school boom box from Dave's personal collection.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    ONE-OF-A-KIND COLLECTIBLE JACKET MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR POS

    This jacket is a one-of-a-kind reversible jacket made exclusively for Pos. It is one of three jackets individually designed for each band member by Maharishi.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE MPC:
    Receive a fully functional AUTOGRAPHED MPC from Pos' personal collection.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    THE MPC:

    Receive a fully functional AUTOGRAPHED MPC from DJ Maseo's personal collection. DJ Maseo produced the song "U Don't Wanna B.D.S." from the Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump album on this MPC.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    SNEAKER PIMPIN:
    2 De La fans will get to spend an afternoon sneaker pimping with Pos at some of his favorite shops in NYC, and receive a signed pair of kicks from HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION!

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    *Travel and accommodations not included. Date TBD.

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    TOY HUNTIN:
    2 De La fans will get to spend an afternoon in NYC toy hunting with Dave and receive a signed toy from HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION!

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * Travel and accommodations not included. Date TBD.

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    DIGGIN FOR BEATS:
    2 De La fans will spend an afternoon in NYC with Maseo diggin' for records, and receive a signed record from HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION!

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * Travel and accommodations not included. Date TBD.

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    DINNER DATE WITH DE LA:
    You and a guest get to meet De La Soul and enjoy dinner with them at one of their favorite restaurants, Chef Marcus Samuelsson's famous Red Rooster in Harlem, NY.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * Travel and accommodations not included. Date TBD.

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    THE SPECIAL GUEST:
    You will join De La Soul for sound check, then dinner, and hangout backstage at their performance for one show date. You’ll be invited on stage and introduced as a special guest and supportive fan from our Kickstarter campaign.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    A customized De La Soul show laminate/photo ID, granting you and 1 guest, VIP access into 10 De La Soul shows, whenever, wherever.
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * For “Special Guest” show appearance, accommodations will be included, but travel will not be. Date TBD.
    ** Laminate granting you VIP access applies only to shows headlined by De La Soul. Travel and accommodations for these shows are not included.

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    PRIVATE DJ SET WITH DJ MASEO

    DJ Maseo will personally play a two-hour set at any event of your choice, whether it's a wedding, a birthday party or just a regular house party. Mase on the wheels will get your party rocking!!!

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter)

    *Backer will also provide airfare, hotel, and ground transportation for the event (to be approved by DJ Maseo).
    *Limited to the continental US.

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    ORIGINAL PAINTING BY JOE BUCKINGHAM

    "48" x "48" painting of "De LA Soul is Dead" album cover by Joe Buckingham.

    In addition, you’ll receive:

    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

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    YOU MADE IT ON THE ALBUM:
    You spend the day with us in the studio and enjoy a private listening session of the album. You’ll then record a skit with us for the album.

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    A customized De La Soul show laminate/photo ID, granting you and 1 guest, VIP access into 10 De La Soul shows, whenever, wherever.
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * For your day in the studio with De La, accommodations will be included, but travel will not be. Date TBD.
    ** Laminate granting you VIP access applies only to shows headlined by De La Soul. Travel and accommodations for these shows are not included.

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    PLATINUM PLUS:
    Your reward for this pledge is Dave's (Trugoy the Dove) very own, 3 Feet High and Rising platinum plaque, straight off the wall of his office (plug it in, and watch the record spin) AUTOGRAPHED by the guys.
    You’ll also get both album cassettes: "De La Soul is Dead" (only 160 copies in existence) and "Buhloone Mindstate" (only 40 copies in existence)

    In addition, you’ll receive:
    A customized De La Soul show laminate/photo ID, granting you and 1 guest, VIP access into 10 De La Soul shows, whenever, wherever.
    AUTOGRAPHED Limited Edition colored vinyl LP (only 2500 made) and the Limited Edition 7" SINGLE (only 1000 made and only available via this Kickstarter).
    All 3 (Pos, Dave, & Mase) Kickstarter-only, 1GB USB thumb drives, each pre-loaded with a digital copy of the album.
    Our exclusive De La Soul T-Shirt (only available via this Kickstarter).
    An AUTOGRAPHED CD of our new album + bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).
    The advanced digital download of the album + additional bonus track (bonus track available only via this Kickstarter).

    * Laminate granting you VIP access applies only to shows headlined by De La Soul. Travel and accommodations for these shows are not included.

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