Though they’ve not released a new album since 2004, De La Soul have just announced plans to Kickstart a new full length that’ll feature guest appearances from Damon Albarn, Little Dragon, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, and more. In terms of tiered rewards, the rap trio has gone bigger than most campaigns, offering such incentives as shopping with the band, recording a skit with them for the album, and, most interestingly — and sad, too, if you think about it — Dave Jude Jolicoeur’s gold record plaque for the group’s groundbreaking 3 Feet High and Rising, a $10,000 prize that’s already been claimed. Other rewards include:
- An original, old-school boom box from Dave’s personal collection
- Dinner with them at one of their favorite restaurants, Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s famous Red Rooster in Harlem, NY
- Join De La Soul for sound check, then dinner, and hangout backstage at their performance for one show date
Last year De La Soul released all of their music for free as a way of avoiding sample clearance issues and copyright law. Donate to their Kickstarter campaign here if you’re feeling particularly charitable.