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

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

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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.

And the fans definitely appreciated the love...

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

Ben Raddy@Ben_CFR

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

12:28 PM - 14 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

OMG you guys all of De La Soul's albums for freeeeeeeee! http://t.co/mzLlOlrsu2 via @wearedelasoul

Sara Benincasa@SaraJBenincasa

OMG you guys all of De La Soul's albums for freeeeeeeee! http://t.co/mzLlOlrsu2 via @wearedelasoul

11:59 AM - 14 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

12:24 PM - 14 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One of the best to ever do it, de la soul is spreading love! http://t.co/dsMhEpZkq4 via @wearedelasoul

Joseph Yutzy@TheRealYutzy

One of the best to ever do it, de la soul is spreading love! http://t.co/dsMhEpZkq4 via @wearedelasoul

10:42 AM - 14 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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