De La Soul - Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run FLAC album
A behind the scenes look at the making of De La Soul's brand new album Are You In?, part of Nike's Original Run series.
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De La Soul (/ˌdeɪ lɑː ˈ-/) is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 in the Amityville area of Long Island, New York. They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'"
Nike's running mixes have certainly grown from what originally appeared to be artist-at-the-helm mixes. From Aesop Rock to LCD Soundsystem, a fair amount of reputable rappers and producers, or both, have tackled the idea of throwing together what is half concept record and half continuous compilation. From the standpoint of being a mix to make you run, Are You In? is spot-on outside of some interludes going on too long. The beats are all there and they are likely to keep your pace steady and strong. But there is rapping on here. The beloved 2010 album from Philadelphia intellectual metal masters Rosetta gets a new lease on life. The band's Matt Weed looks back in this exclusive interview and album stream premiere.
The duo was picked months later to be a part of Nike's Original Run series, which Nike has already made five albums. in celebration of 3 Feet High and Rising's 20th anniversary, in association with Nike. The album is a part of the "Nike - Sports Music" series, specifically designed for runners . "De La Soul Are You In?". Retrieved 25 August 2011. a b The Machine (April 29, 2009). De La Soul :: Are You In?" (PHP). 8484 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90211: URB Magazine/NativeSon Media, Inc. 1172.
De La Soul are to release their first new music in five years, but it's not for chilling out or getting down – it's for joggers. The 45-minute track was made for Nike, as part of their Nike+ series of music to run to. "Let's not call it a track, let's call it a journey," Vincent Mason, also known as Mase, told BBC 6 Music. But this isn't a sprawling DJ set – it's eight or nine original songs, recorded by De La Soul and then brought to producers Flosstradamus to "mix it all together". We'd worked with Nike before, designing kicks and.
De La Soul's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, released in 1989, was a critical smash hit in the hip hop genre. They quickly became prominent members of the Native Tongues Posse along with A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep, Queen Latifah, the Jungle Brothers and others. The single "Me Myself and I" became a huge hit, further cementing the group's popularity. Group member Posdnuos said to ClashMusic. com of Are You In?, "It had to feel like a De La album that wasn't just a poster for Nike – we wanted people to feel it was a great album on its own terms. We always think things through and put quality into anything we do – we never look to just take the cheque and ru. In 2011, the group earned Top 5 rankings on both NPR and Soul Train’s year end Best of lists with the Amerigo Gazaway produced De La Soul/Fela Kuti mashup, Fela Soul.
De La Soul have released a new album commissioned by sportswear firm Nike – their first new material since 2004’s ‘The Grind Date’. Speaking to NM. OM, the band revealed that the project, which was aided by producer Flosstradamus, was actually supposed to be released last summer. I’m sure that we’ll work it into the show somehow, said band member Truygoy, when asked if there were plans to perform the new album live. That would be really kinda cool, to do the whole thing, a 45-minute set from top to bottom.
Nike's Original Run series continues with De La Soul, who are using a late-career corporate sponsorship opportunity to soundtrack your next 45-minute jo. Are You In? follows the readymade arc of most "Original Run" entries, stuffing everything into a single track that moves more like a DJ set than an album. Large sections are rap-free, letting the throwback beats steadily turn up the tempo to avoid muscle fatigue. And it opens and closes with relaxed, soul-tinged tunes for working up/wiping down a good sweat