In a turn of events that will no doubt frustrate fans of one of New York's most famous hip-hop groups, De La Soul have yet to announce a release date for their forthcoming record You're Welcome. The album, which will be their first full studio record since 2004's The Grind Date, was due to hit the shelves in late 2013, but as the calendar ticks on it remains unseen.
The trio of Posdnuos, Dave, and Maseo - active in the industry for over twenty-five years now - remain tight-lipped about this latest release, with interviews few and far between. They are, it seems, content to just focus all of their efforts on ensuring that You're Welcome is going to be up to their usual high standards.
So far all we know for definite about this mysterious record is it's title and the fact that one of the tracks is called Get Away with guest vocals from the Spirit of the Wu - you can check this out over at the band's Soundcloud page if you desperately need to sate your hunger for new DLS material.
Despite the obvious impatience and frustration of many fans, there can be few who doubt that when You're Welcome finally does hit our ears, the wait will have been worth it. One of the genre's longest serving mainstays are certainly not to be underestimated when it comes to quality.