(AllHipHop News) Two big annual festivities are taking place this weekend – Easter Sunday and Record Store Day. Hip Hop group De La Soul is combining traditions from both days with an “Easter Egg Hunt” style vinyl contest.
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One hundred copies of the Smell the Da.I.S.Y. instrumental vinyl will be hidden in stores throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
As a tribute to the late producer J Dilla, who produced the tracks on the project, the records will resemble the original tapes Dilla would send to artists like A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and De La Soul.
“The reason we choose to release an all-instrumental version of Smell The Da.I.S.Y. is to give people the experience of a J Dilla beat tape that we were so lucky to receive,” stated De La member Dave Jolicoeur. “These beat tapes were the springboard that generated creation and inspiration for us.”
The New York trio released the Smell the Da.I.S.Y. mixtape bundle through BitTorrent in March. Users who downloaded the bundle will receive early access to clues. Autographed copies will also be auctioned on eBay with proceeds going to Dilla’s family.
Check out video about the Smell The DA.I.S.Y. limited edition vinyl hunt below.