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De La Soul give away catalog _ for 25 hours

February 14, 2014 • Entertainment


FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2012 file photo, Posdnuos, left, and Dave of the hip hop group De La Soul, perform at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif. De La Soul is giving fans quite the Valentine’s Day gift _ a free download of the group’s entire catalog. The band released its catalog for free on its website for 25 hours starting Friday, giving fans a chance to download music that had become frustratingly hard to find through legal means through 11 a.m. EST Saturday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — De La Soul is making it feel like 1989 all over again — for 25 hours.

The influential hip-hop group released seven albums worth of material for free on its website for 25 hours starting Friday morning to celebrate the impending 25th anniversary of its groundbreaking debut album, “3 Feet High and Rising.” The group’s music, available through 11 a.m. EST Saturday, had become frustratingly hard to find through legal means. Demand appeared to be heavy enough midday Friday to overwhelm the group’s chosen download provider temporarily.

And it wasn’t just listeners excited about the move. Folks in the music Login to read more

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