It’s been 27 years since De La Soul first burst onto the hip-hop scene with the seminal Three Feet High and Rising, but Pos, Dave and Maseo are still going strong today. For And the Anonymous Nobody, the first proper De La album in 12 years to feature all three members, the trio turned to a modern mode of funding: Kickstarter. Apparently there are still plenty of people out there eager to hear a new De La Soul record, because it took less than 10 hours for the group to meet their goal.
There are also lots of major musical figures from all genres who respect De La Soul enough to collaborate with them. The new album finds the group working with Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Jill Scott, Usher, Damon Albarn, and many more. In the interview below, the trio talk about how they put And the Anonymous Nobody together, how they came to collaborate with Snoop Dogg, and other tidbits to keep you going until the album comes out on August 26.