A fitting tribute to one of the group’s best loved albums.

Friday saw the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s second album, De La Soul Is Dead, on which the group attempted to move away from the daisy age box they’d found themselves put in following the release of their debut, 3 Feet High and Rising.

To mark the occasion, the group have set up two physical memorials in New York City. One is at 298 Elizabeth St., the location of the Rush Management office where the group’s former manager Russell Simmons worked. The second is at the intersection of 37th St. and 8th, where the now defunct Calliope Recording Studios was located and where De La Soul recorded the album with their producer Prince Paul.

There is also a website where you can add your name to an in memoriam list and stream the album in full.

“This album brings back so many good memories for us, we hope these songs provided a good soundtrack for your life as well,” the group wrote on the website. “Show your appreciation and support the life of the culture and its classic albums.”

As a bonus, De La Soul also made an unreleased song from the album sessions produced by Posdnous available for download, titled ‘Sho Nuff’.

In April, De La Soul detailed their new crowdfunded album And The Anonymous Nobody which will feature Damon Albarn, Snoop Dogg and The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins. It is the group’s first full length album since 2004’s The Grind Date.



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