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De La Soul Passes Kickstarter Goal for New Album


Steven Dewall/Redferns via Getty ImagesDe La Soul has more than doubled the goal set for their recently launched Kickstarter campaign to finance the recording of their eighth album, the group’s first since 2004’s The Grind Date.

The veteran rap group — consisting of Posdnous, Dave and Maseo — was seeking to raise $110,000 for the project, but within a day they surpassed $275,000 from more than 4,500 backers.

De La confirmed the news via Twitter. “Ya’ support has been overwhelming! Becuz of YOU, there will be a new De La album released this year! Spread the word!” they tweeted. “We Love Y’all! You made it happen!”

The set, which will include contributions from 2 Chainz, is expected in September.

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