The legendary rap group announced the project Monday (March 30) and surpassed their $110,000 fundraising goal in less than a day. That's right. It took less than 24 hours to beat out that "Magic Number."
"This will be our first De La Soul studio album in eleven years,” the group said in a statement. "We’re excited and ready to create.”
Fans who donate to the cause will be rewarded depending on the amount that’s given. Some of the prizes include Dave’s platinum plaque, an autographed MPC from Pos’, a pair of autographed De La Soul Nike Dunks and dinner with the group.
While fans will get to help in the creation of the project, De La also summoned 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn, Little Dragon and David Byrne to appear on the effort. But they aren’t the only musical acts that the crew has been working with.
The "Supa Emcees" also hired studio musicians to play “freestyled, unrehearsed jam sessions,” which De La plans on sampling to avoid “the intrusive presence of publishing politics and the infamous 'sample police.'"
De La Soul, who may appear to be following in TLC’s footsteps with this move, have actually been tinkering with different methods of releasing their work. Just last year, for instance, the group unleashed all of their albums online for free for 25 hours.
Fans can keep donating towards the next De La album. There are still 31 days left for the campaign.