Over a year-plus in the making, De La Soul’s ninth studio album, …and the Anonymous Nobody, is set to land in just over two weeks. The fourth leak from the album — following “Pain” with Snoop Dogg, “Royalty Capes” and “Trainwreck” — arrived today in the form of “Drawn,” a five-and-a-half-minute epic featuring Little Dragon.
No member of the trio is heard from over the first four minutes and 30 seconds of the tune as Little Dragon’s vocals float over the bleak production, which featuring a hint of airiness and hopefulness.
As the beat picks up into a jazzier, hip-hop centric groove, Little Dragon’s voice enters the realms of the production and a verse closes out the tune.
Press play on “Drawn” below, and pre-order …and the Anonymous Nobody on iTunes.