Our deepest condolences go out to Andre 3000 of OutKast.  It was recently reported that Three Stacks lost his father, Lawrence Walker this week. 

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Andre’s dad passed away from a heart attack Wednesday (Feb. 12) according to The Chicago Defender, after chopping wood outside for his fireplace.  Mr. Lawrence like hundreds in the Atlanta area lost power due to the Winter Storm and was trying to get a fire started when his died.

Our hearts go out to Dre and his family.

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Finally, on a much brighter note, De La Soul is giving all their fans a very special Valentine‘s gift.  Today the legendary Hip Hop group is releasing their entire catalog for free!  Yes free!

According to Rolling Stone De La Soul is doing so in commemoration of next month’s 25th anniversary of their classic debut ’3 Feet High and Rising.’ So here’s the deal. The De La Soul catalog will be available for 25 hours and it all started at 11AM today, so you do the math.

In a recent interview, Soul member Posdnous spoke of the reason why the Hip Hop legends decided to give away the entire catalog saying, “It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it. It’s been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything.  This is our way of showing them how much we love them.”

By the way, if you already have De La Soul’s entire discography you’ll be happy to know the group has a new project on the way.   Listen to Tha Wire below and find out when they plan dropping their next album and more.  In the meantime, here’s a De La Soul throwback for you to enjoy!

Oh and please understand, in spite of the fact that De La Soul hasn't dropped a new track since 2004, they haven't lost their touch.  The lead off single for ‘You’re Welcome’ is a joint called Get Away.’  Check out it in their new video and tell us what you think.

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