You’d think a group as relentlessly posi as De La Soul would avoid anything with “angry” in the title. But 2016 is a weird time and even legacy acts are finding ways make waves by releasing music through new and interesting avenues, so now we have a De La single called “Action!” dropping as a bonus in the once-insanely-popular phone game Angry Birds.
In spite of the modern marketing ploy, “Action!” is all throwback De La. The new track won’t appear on their upcoming LP And The Anonymous Nobody…, however. Still, if it’s any indication of where the group’s heads are, we can expect the more of the iconic funk-indebted rap that they made their name on with classics like 3 Feet High and Rising and De La Soul Is Dead.
If you don’t want to download the latest Angry Birds app, don’t worry; you can listen to “Action!” below.
The group is returning to hip-hop after a 10-year hiatus, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. With the Internet’s help they were able to snag big name guests like Damon Albarn, David Byrne and Little Dragon. The group have already shared their Snoop Dogg collaboration “Pain” and a four-track EP to hold fans over until the album drops on August 26th.