Hip-hop legends De La Soul have taken to Rolling Stone to announce their return to the music scene, and have announced that their first single ‘Get Away’ will be released next week.

In the interview, the group’s DJ Maseo said:

“I think it’s a great record to reintroduce ourselves with. It’s pretty much reflecting on the state of hip-hop at this moment. Everything is redundant. Everything sounds the same. No real lyrical content. Everybody’s just doing business, not really creating”.

‘Get Away’ marks the band’s first single in 9 years, their first since ‘Rock co.Kane Flow’. The single will be accompanied by a video as part of a planned series of monthly releases through YouTube.

When speaking about long-awaited album ‘You’re Welcome’, Maseo also mentioned the requirement of looking at preceding it with multiple single releases:

“I think putting out those singles would be more impressionable than dropping an album at this present day in music…. It’s about trying to just creatively have a bunch of songs in the stable. You have to consider a lot from the administrative standpoint in the release of a project. I see the song that we’re putting out being the perfect B-side – with a video this time.”

We’ll be there to break ‘Get Away’ on its release next week. In the interim, it’s an exciting time for hiphop fans. Check out blog-favourite ‘Ring Ring Ring’ below to whet your appetite for the return of these legends: