De La Soul's new video for their song "Get Away" keeps up with their reputation for interesting visuals, featuring a Rubik's Cube of ever-shifting pictures and colors. But more importantly, the visuals do not distract from the song itself, which begins with a sample of Wu-Tang's RZA from the intro to their album, Forever. In the sample, RZA speaks out against what hip-hop is becoming. Perhaps De La Soul is trying to show that even though RZA said all this in 1997, hip-hop hasn't been fixed, and in many ways is getting worse. A darker, more critical than usual De La Soul speaks on this subject in "Get Away," which rings true in an era of pop-rap and style over substance.
"Get Away" will be on De La Soul's new album You're Welcome, which will be released this fall.