De La Soul ft. Chuck D. - The People

  • Artist: De La Soul
  • Track: The People
  • Album: None (Promo Single)

Earlier this year, living rap legend Chuck D. got in a public quarrel with Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg over the state of urban radio. De La Soul's latest promo cut, The People, was intended as a contribution to that conversation, but that incident blew over before they had a chance to drop it. In the wake of Darren Wilson's non-indictment, though, the record's message is more powerful, and more needed than ever. Here, an unknown producer's head-noddable sample work accompanies Posdnous, Dave and Mateo as they trade incisive, socially conscious bars with the Public Enemy frontman. This joint isn't attached to anything larger, but we'll keep you posted on De La's plans as we learn more.