De La Soul Pushes Back A.I. Album

Fans seeking the final installment of De La Soul’s Artificial Intelligence series, shouldn’t look towards their next release, The Grind Date.

Since leaving Tommy Boy Records, and going independent for their first time ever, the group decided that they had experienced too much and changed to follow the concept. The third Artificial Intelligence record, which is supposed to be dedicated to the art of DJ’ing, is yet to be recorded.

Group DJ Maseo told, “We do still plan on doing [The AOI Volume 3] record, [but with The Grind Date,] we just had to focus on putting a record together that was gonna kind of put us back in today’s Hip-Hop. [Volume 3] was a record would kind of just involve me and my fellow DJ’s, which is more of just a novelty De La record. I think going after the MTV and BET viewers, is not the record.”

Previously, Maseo said that De La Soul's third

installment of the Artificial Intelligence series will be released independently through his own Bear Mountain Entertainment label.

As for The Grind Date, it will drop within the next month. Maseo said.

“The album is just the existence of what we been dealing with since breakin’ off that relationship with Tommy Boy, being 30 plus years old.”

This album, like the last, uses outside production from Dave West, Jake One, Madlib, and collaborations with Ghostface Killah and others.