Side-stepping the long-awaited, long-delayed new De La Soul album, Plug 1 and Plug 2 -- two thirds of the Long Island group -- have actually been producing music of late, to strong effect.
Dave Jolicoeur and Kelvin Mercer, the names proper of both the Plugs, have up and moved on to their own duo called First Serve. Though they've switched up the aliases they'll be rapping under, in this case to Jacob "Pop Life" Barrow and Deen Whittier, there's an unmistakable flow and playfulness happening here. Check out the new track "Pushin' Aside, Pushin' Along" below.
However old the '90s hip-hop stalwarts might be, they're actually quite new-media savvy. Grab their first mixtape on Soundcloud, visit their Tumblr, and bug them on Twitter. Their album proper drops in April.