Beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, De La Soul's entire catalog will be available for free on their website for 25 hours.
The free music giveaway is in honor of next month's 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. The promotion will end on Saturday at noon.
According to a message on the site: "Check back on Valentine's Day at 11 AM EST for some de la love!"
"It's about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it," De La Soul member Posdnuos told Rolling Stone. "It's been too long where our fans haven't had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them."
The group has had trouble making their music available for download on a number of digital platforms because of their use of unlicensed samples.
"It's been a trying journey," Posdnuos said. "We've been blessed to be in the Library of Congress, but we can't even have our music on iTunes. We've been working very hard to get that solved."
The group is planning a number of projects, including an upcoming six-song EP with beats provided by DJ Premier and Pete Rock and a new song with an unreleased beat from late producer J Dilla. "Dilla was the Tupac of producers," Posdnuos said. "He has so many unreleased things that no one has heard. His family knows how vital and important an ingredient his music was to our work."
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