Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on February 14, 2014

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

De La Soul's Posdnuos @ Bud Light Hotel 1/31/2014
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De La Soul's groundbreaking debut album, 1989's 3 Feet High and Rising, turns 25 this year. To celebrate, the Long Island trio are offerning up their entire catalog as a free download (320kbs MP3s) for 25 hours on the group's website starting today at 11 AM EST. MC Posdnuos told Rolling Stone:

It's about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it. It's been too long where our fans haven't had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.
De La Soul were among the classic hip hop acts who played one of the Bud Light Hotel cruises (1/31) that happened during Super Bowl mania here in NYC. The Roots, Run DMC, Naughty by Nature, Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh, were among the other performers and a belated set of pictures from that are in this post.

Meanwhile, Maseo of De La Soul will be DJing at East Village club Fat Buddha on Monday (2/17) with DJ Mike Loe & Chosun. Doors are at 8PM and it's free.

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Comments (27)

that's awesome

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:10 AM

Yuh'd think that wearing that track suit constantly would help the Rev. Run drop some weight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:12 AM

Maseo's son is Tre Mason, future NFL player and recent Heisman finalist.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:17 AM

I already downloaded everything from thepiratebay

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:26 AM

those first 3 de la albums are pretty special.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:26 AM

Damn they got old

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:28 AM

^how are these bros gonna high-five if they're holding two buds?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:44 AM

pete rock <3

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 12:12 PM

Where The Grind Date is, yo?

Posted by Ryan Stayton | February 14, 2014 12:50 PM

Damn they must be ego trippin'

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 12:55 PM

Ryan Stayton, for real! Where is The Grind Date. That's maybe their best.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 1:06 PM

I wish Kitty Pryde and Danny Brown would do this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 1:30 PM

Love the sentiment but in the age of Spotify, is it even necessary?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 1:44 PM

The sad man in RUN DMC photo seven.

Posted by missed connections | February 14, 2014 1:51 PM

@1:44

An MP3 in the hand is always > an album in the cloud

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 2:24 PM

2:24 - Why exactly? The world is moving away from physical and even digital "ownership" when it comes to entertainment. Other than old habits, what is the advantage of having anything "in the hand"?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 3:21 PM

It's pretty easy to find all music on the internet for free. This is just a fucking publicity stunt to promote their fucking nostalgia sell-out shows at the fucking BUD LIGHT(tm) Hotel.

Fuck these guys, no love.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 3:44 PM

3:21 your world maybe, not mine

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 3:52 PM

LOL at all of the white people in the audience be like: "Yo!, throw your hands up Holmes!"

Lol fucking white people.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 3:53 PM

If the world is moving away from media ownership, why are albums being released on vinyl? Why does iTunes still account for a significant portion of Apple's profits? Why are the FBI and Interpol still going after folks like Kim Dot Com and the like?

Yeah I think you have been given talking points and assumed they were facts. You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 3:56 PM

Fuckin white girls be all like: "word um up black rhyme-talking man." LOL

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 4:37 PM

It's amusing to me when white people make fun of other white people for being white.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:10 PM

^or elect a black president just for being black! that totally kills me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 11:21 PM

3:56 - Thanks but "moving away from" and already totally removed from are two different things. Globally, vinyl purchases make up a small fraction of music sales, despite its hipster cred. Subscription services such as Spotify are closing in on iTunes quarter by quarter. Apple is painfully aware of that, which is why they are aggressively entering the subscription service space themselves. I'm not saying it's right or wrong but simply that times are changing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2014 11:48 AM

I can manage my own content thank you very much. I don't need my internet going down and being stuck without hearing the song I want to hear when I damn well want to hear it. So Spotify can kiss my white Irish ass, and you can too if you want to try and cram subpar service and shitty fidelity down my throat.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2014 12:14 PM

Even for free they suck

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 11:05 AM

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