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New De La Soul Song, “Mr.Big.Mouth”

November 8, 2011

We were promised a new album this summer and all we got was this? Not bad.

Thanks to the always reliable ?uestlove of the Roots and his musically-inclined Twitter account, I came across some new De La Soul today.

Via the group’s blog, the track “Mr.Big.Mouth” was made available nearly a month ago, although I certainly overlooked this release.

The Long Island hip-hop legends, who haven’t released an album since 2004’s The Grind Date, have focused much of their recent work in supporting roles. In 2010 they remixed the Yo La Tengo single “Here to Fall” to popular reviews. The group produced some original material for fitness superpower Nike in a sports music campaign, releasing Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run, which was a 44 minute, 17 second track made available exclusively through iTunes.

In February, Maseo AKA Plug confirmed the group was working on a new studio album, entitled Art Official Intelligence III, supposedly shooting for a Summer 2011 release. Well, the hot days have come and gone and no new DLS yet.

We’ll have to just hunker down this winter with Mr.Big.Mouth and hope for an early spring.

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