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De La Soul had not released an album in a over ten years (2004’s The Grind Date), and they had not had an album which topped any Billboard chart since their debut 3 Feet High and Rising. But with the release of their ninth album, and the Anonymous Nobody, that has all changed.
…Nobody became the Native Tongue legends’ first album since 1989 to top a Billboard chart, debuting at No. 1 on the Rap Albums chart. The album also landed at No. 2 on the Independent Albums Chart, No. 7 on Current Albums chart, and No. 12 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, marking their highest charting debut since 2000’s Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump.
The creation of and the Anonymous Nobody — a crowdfunded, sample-based album that was literally years in the making — was chronicled in their documentary “We’re Still Here (Now).” This is yet another accomplishment in the illustrious careers of Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo, which also include platinum and gold records, one Grammy Award, and over 5 million albums sold. Congrats!