20 years since their hit debut album 3 Feet High And Rising, De La Soul has one last journey to run – their latest 9 original tracks for Nike+ (a series of songs to listen to while you leg it) called Are You In: Nike+ Original Run.
While most of us are way too young to remember De La Soul (ahem), they do however have tunes that still make the hips sway. Songs like ‘Me Myself And I’, the dark ‘Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa’ and the angry ‘Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)’ made them massive stars but ever since The Grind Date, the boys have been on the down low for the past 5 years.
While the boys are no strangers to cutting deals with the sportswear brand (they helped design kicks and performed at some of their marathons before) the group from Amityville, NY is no sellout. “I’ll work with anyone. When you’re compromising yourself, that’s the problem. I don’t want to go on KFC doing popcorn chicken commercials, and I’m in a popcorn chicken outfit. But if you’re talking about KFC having this new free range poultry, or it’s something new to talk about healthy eating, why not?” quipped Trugoy aka David Jude Jolicoeur. Word!
Some of the members have even been practicing a healthier lifestyle: “I’ve dabbled in running before, but I got back in to it and would run to test it out. Nike also has a team of runners on staff who listen to it and give us their opinion.” Posdnuos confesses.
The De La Soul’s Nike+ is available in the iTunes Music Store, time to put on your tracks and play theseÂ tracks!