De La Soul Are Giving Away All Of Their Albums For Free

For 25 hours, you can download the group’s entire catalog.

1. From 11 a.m. today to noon EST tomorrow, the legendary hip-hop trio are offering their entire collection for free download. (In exchange for you email.)

Over the years, the group has liberally used samples to create tracks. Their struggle to clear samples—along with some bad early career contracts—is one of the reasons that their albums have never been on iTunes

Today’s free giveaway is a way for De La Soul to bypass some of those legal copyright issues. By making the music available for just 25 hours, they’re also hoping to create some buzz around the industry and get fans pumped up for a new album they’re planning to release this summer.

3. “It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it,” group member Posdnuos said to Rolling Stone.

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4. “This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”

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5. And the fans definitely appreciated the love…

entire de la soul collection free from their website.. yes fucking please!

— Ben Raddy (@Ben_CFR)

OMG you guys all of De La Soul's albums for freeeeeeeee! via @wearedelasoul

— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa)

Attention to everyone who breathes! De La Soul is giving away free downloads of all of their albums on their website today. #EargasmsGalore

— Justin Penman (@Penman016)

One of the best to ever do it, de la soul is spreading love! via @wearedelasoul

— Joseph Yutzy (@TheRealYutzy)

10. Happy Valentine’s Day! Go collect that sweet, sweet love from De La Soul.

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