A taste of De La Soul’s crowdfunded LP, ''And the Anonymous Nobody...''

Featuring thick bass and saxophone melodies, “Royalty Capes” from De La Soul’s upcoming LP, And the Anonymous Nobody…, is funky as hell and a statement on how crowdfunding though Kickstarter gives artists the creative freedom that didn’t exist with record labels.

De La Soul funded the LP by raising $600,000 via a Kickstarter campaign, which gave them to freedom to experiment on tracks. "We couldn't do that on a regular label," Kelvin "Posdnuos" Mercer told Rolling Stone. "How you gonna present them with a song like this? They may think it's beautiful but then it's like, 'Okay, so, there's no chorus. For maybe the first three minutes of the record, you’re nowhere to be found.'

Head to the Kickstarter page to pre-order the LP and get ready for some new, amazing things to come from De La Soul.