Friday gets a little better when some heatrock falls on your e-doorstep. This time De La Soul gets the holeshot with “Vocabulary Spills:” a dope jam compliments of J Dilla. There’s a good amount to like on this from the eerie tones, De La’s references to their past records and its punchy drums. Fans of the group’s AOI sound ought to get the most mileage out of their latest gift to the Internets.
You know what’s really rad about this song, though? It’s on the tribute tape, Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul of Yancy), which drops on March 26. You know, the free.99 De La x J Dilla collab project? The tracks floating around from it don’t disappoint. I’m crossing everything so the rest of the record follows suit.