De La Soul’s Trugoy says that the response the group got by giving away its entire catalog for free on Valentine’s Day has encouraged the trio to record and release new material. 

“It motivated us even more,” the rapper also known as Dove says during an interview with Billboard. “We’re already in the process of recording two albums, but actually it made us feel like we really, really need to get this done. People are still fans, still really love the music and let’s do it for them.”

The forthcoming De La Soul albums are set to have different sonic approaches. One will feature Los Angeles’ Rhythm Roots Allstars, a live band. The other LP will be sample-based. 

Dove also says that the group will be releasing a mixtape soon. It is slated to feature reworked songs, as well as new material. 

“It’s just not a mixtape with 11 songs,” Dove says. “There are skits and things. It’s cool. That’s coming out in about a week, and hopefully God willing more De La music. That’s all we do. There won’t be any movies. There won’t be any fashion lines, nothing like that. Just music.”

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