Aiming to raise $110,000 so that they can create a new album, the group's actual amount is $152,661 at the time of writing.

This will be the trio's first record since 2004's The Grind Date, and their eighth overall. 

Speaking on Kickstarter, the group said:

"For the last decade, we've been independent artists, free of a record label interfering in our creative process. This will be our first De La Soul studio album in eleven years. We’re excited and ready to create. It's been essential that we find ways to fund, record and release new music. Typically the fans have been the ones who support and appreciate our vision, so using Kickstarter and giving our fans the opportunity to be a part of the process just feels right. We see Kickstarter as a home for creative minds and a wonderful platform; where people who believe, respect and see the vision, can support an idea and make it a reality."

The LP is set to feature a host of exciting guest slots, including with frequent collaborator Damon Albarn, 2 Chainz, David Byrne and Little Dragon.

To entice fans into offering up their hard-earned cash, DLS have curated a pretty brilliant selection of prizes, including days out shopping - for sneakers, toys or records, depending on who you go with - signed vinyl, Twitter follows, dinner dates, handwritten lyrics, one of De La Soul's personal boomboxes, CDs, Nike shoes, exclusive flash drives, VIP acces to 10 shows, limited edition vintage cassettes and "Dave's (Trugoy the Dove) very own, 3 Feet High and Rising platinum plaque, straight off the wall of his office (plug it in, and watch the record spin) AUTOGRAPHED by the guys." 

For more information about the campaign, or if you wish to donate, head here.