(left-right) Maseo, Trugoy and Posdnuos of De La Soul perform on stage at The Arches in Glasgow, United Kingdom, on May 3, 2014.
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By Jack Linshi
March 31, 2015

Hip hop trio De La Soul has smashed its Kickstarter goal to fund the group’s first album in 11 years.

The untitled LP’s campaign for $110,000 was launched on Monday, and by Tuesday afternoon nearly double that figure had been pledged, according to the group’s Kickstarter page. Instead of sampling from other artists’ work—and getting in trouble with the “sample police,” as De La Soul says—the trio has created over 200 hours of original sounds and vibes.

The group, whose last album The Grind Date was released in 2004, will also collaborate with 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn and David Byrne in their upcoming eighth studio album. It’s expected to ship this September.

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