Pete Rock is evidently gearing up for a productive year. After announcing an impending solo album and a collaborative project with Skyzoo, the legendary beatsmith revealed he and DJ Premier are cooking up something special with De La Soul.
“DE LA SOUL PRODUCED BY PETE ROCK & DJ PREMIER COMING IN 2019 BABY!!” he tweeted on Monday (February 18). “Stay tuned.”
DE LA SOUL PRODUCED BY PETE ROCK & DJ PREMEIR COMING IN 2019 BABY!! Stay tuned ??
— PETEROCK.COM (@PeteRock) February 19, 2019
Maseo of De La Soul confirmed to HipHopDX Rock is referring to the follow-up to 2016’s And The Anonymous Nobody as well as a third installment of the Art Official Intelligence series.
“That and AOI3,” he wrote.
And The Anonymous Nobody served as the celebrated New York trio’s first official album since 2004’s The Grind Date. It featured a laundry list of notable guests, including Talking Heads’ David Byrne, Little Dragon, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Usher and Jill Scott.
Rock also appeared on the song “Memory Of …(Us)” alongside Estelle.
The project was nominated in the Best Rap Album category at the 2017 Grammy Awards.