With their Kickstarter album, And The Anonymous Nobody…, set to be released on August 26th, hip-hop trio De La Soul unveiled their new Usher collaborated single, Greyhounds.
The group, which consists of Vincent Mason, David Jude Jolicoeur, and Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer, took to the crowdfunding giant with a mission to raise only $110,000 for their new album. Within only hours of its debut, the initiative successfully secured its initial goal and by the end of its round raised over $600,000. The group announced a couple of months ago that they were going to delay the album’s launch until later this summer.
De La Soul member, Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer, previously revealed why the band decided to go with the crowdfunding route for the new album:
“We love the freedom. But with that freedom and trying to run this, there’s a lot of responsibility that goes into it. Because, you know, sometimes, you just wanna be, like, ‘Alright, look, but today I need to write. Yo, man. Like, we’ve been on the phone for two hours. I gotta go!’ If you take the time, and put on your big boy pants and realize if I just put in a little bit of work to get this to our fans and listeners who want to hear good music, they will be there. … You could either go into your minibar and pay $10 for the little Pringles or just walk right outside to the bodega and get it for a dollar.”
Check out De La Souls/Usher’s new single Greyhounds below.
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