De La Soul Treats Fans To Surprise 'For Your Pain & Suffering' EP

It looks like Drake isn’t the only one dropping bombs on this fine day, as De La Soul, legends of the Native Tongue movement, have delivered a nice little placeholder for those of us patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for their much-anticipated crowd-funded album, And The Anonymous Nobody. Today, Pos, Dave and Maseo give us a little reprieve just when we needed it most with the release of the four-track EP, For Your Pain & Suffering, cluing us into the magic they’ve cooking up over the last year for an album project that’s slated to feature Little Dragon, David Byrne, Damon Albarn and 2 Chainz. 

Their Kickstarter campaign accrued a remarkable $600,000 from 11,ooo-plus backers, and as the cover art for this little teaser indicates, that album will be released on August 26th, just in time to cap off the summer. You can stream De La Soul’s surprise For Your Pain & Suffering EP down below, just be sure to sit tight as the crew readies the full reveal for their first album since 2012’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present First Serve. You can head over to their Kickstarter page for updates on the release until then.


  • Bruce BlaQ

    Love DeLa! So grateful to be in love with HipHop!

  • Lex Acevedo

    I thought they asked the backers not to share this link? I grabbed mine last night.

    • Thomas_76

      That was my understanding as well.

    • Max Tranquilo

      Mine too. So i guess somebody just screw things up

  • Loss Control Radio

    Prince Paul please.

  • yess!