#FridayFinds: “Smell the Da.I.S.Y.”
De La Soul just released a limited edition vinyl to record stores across the states, UK and Canada. But, there’s a catch. They aren’t telling you which ones. The album contains a previously unreleased beat by J. Dilla (James D. Yancy) and in ode to his crate digging dedication, they are encouraging us to do the same. They have given us a few clues, and it looks like we would need to be in NYC, Chicago, Detroit or a few other cities to find one of 100 copies titled, “Smell the Da.I.S.Y” (Da Inner Soul of Yancy). The project contains 12 tracks that include all 11 of the “Smell the Da.I.S.Y” instrumentals plus one exclusive never heard before J Dilla beat.
“We decided to release a all instrumental version of “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” to give people the experience of a J Dilla beat tape that we were so lucky to receive. These beat tapes were the springboard that generated creation and generated inspiration for us.
The vinyl release is very, very limited, only 100 copies will be released to stores, to resemble the limited amount of beat tapes that Dilla would send out to artists like Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Busta, and De La.”
We are not releasing the record store information so if you would like to find a copy click the following links for clues and also check BitTorrent or our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages for the vinyl whereabouts. Happy digging!”
Here are the official clues, plus a link to their auction page on ebay.
So, there you have it. Your new weekend project. 🙂 A little too impatient for all of that? Listen to the whole album here. And then donate to the project to support De La Soul and the J. Dilla legacy.
What’s #FridayFinds? Every Friday, I post new albums from artists we all love, or new artists that maybe we don’t know yet. Expand your music library and maybe even learn more about the artists that you live in the city you’re from.