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Live At Tramps, NYC, 1996 (RSD24 EDITION)

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    De La Soul

    3 Feet High And Rising (7" Boxset) (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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      The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising". It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

      Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, De La Soul's uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, "Me, Myself and I." Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a "hippie" group, based on their declaration of the "D.A.I.S.Y. Age" (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall).

      Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap). 3 Feet High & Rising was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance and general excellence.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Intro
      2. The Magic Number
      3. Change In Speak
      4. Can U Keep A Secret
      5. Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
      6. Ghetto Thang
      7. Transmitting Live From Mars
      8. Eye Know
      9. Take It Off
      10. A Little Bit Of Soap
      11. Tread Water
      12. Potholes In My Lawn
      13. Say No Go
      14. Do As De La Does
      15. Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend)
      16. De La Orgee
      17. Buddy (With Jungle Brothers And Q- Tip From A Tribe Called Quest) 
      18. Description
      19. Me Myself And I
      20. This Is A Recording 4 Living
      21. In A Fulltime Era (L.I.F.E)
      22. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
      23. D.A.I.S.Y. Age
      24. What's More (From Ost Hell On 1st Ave)
      25. Jenifa (Taught Me) [derwin's Revenge] {12 Mix}
      26. Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Part 1)
      27. Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Part 2)

      De La Soul

      Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump - 2023 Reissue

        Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump is the fifth studio album by De La Soul, released on August 8, 2000

        Among the guests on the album are, Redman, Tash and J-Ro of Tha Liks, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, Mike D and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys, Busy Bee, Freddie Foxxx and Chaka Khan. Mosaic Thump returned De La Soul to chart territory again thanks to the hit singles "Oooh.", and "All Good?".

        "Oooh" was nominated for a Source Award and the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group.

        TRACK LISTING

        Spitkicker.Com/Ray R.
        U Can Do (Life)
        My Writes
        Ooooh
        Thru Ya City
        I. C. Y'all
        View
        Interluden
        Set The Mood
        AllGood?
        Declaration
        Squat!
        Words From The Chief Rocker
        With Me
        Copa (Cabanga)
        Foolin'
        The Art Of Getting Jumped
        U Don't Wanna B.D.S.

        De La Soul

        AOI: Bionix - 2023 Reissue

          AOI: Bionix is De La Soul's sixth full length album, released on December 4, 2001.

          The first single, "Baby Phat" featuring Yummy Bingham and Devin the Dude, was an ode to larger sized women.

          Elsewhere, "Held Down", featuring Cee- Lo, found Posdnuos in an introspective mood as he mused on fatherhood, religion, and fame. Slick Rick also made an appearance on "What We Do (For Love)"; a humorous song about puberty and sexual discovery.

          The album featured skits with a character by the name of Reverend Do Good, which worked as social commentary as well as the intros and outros of the songs. The final Reverend Do Good skit acts as one final advertisement for Ghost Weed as heard on De La Soul's previous album, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump. A mischievous teenager takes a hit of the substance, then morphs into Slum Village frontman J Dilla, who provides the intro and outro to the marijuanathemed song "Peer Pressure" (which he also produced).

          TRACK LISTING

          Intro
          Bionix
          Baby Phat
          Simply
          Simply Havin'
          Held Down
          Rev. Do Good # 1
          Watch Out
          Special
          Rev. Do Good # 2
          The Sauce
          Am I Worth You?
          Pawn Star
          What We Do (For Love)
          Rev. Do Good #3
          Peer Pressure
          It's American
          Trying People

          De La Soul

          Me Myself And I

            The fifth single off their iconic debut album, Three Feet High and Rising, is arguably De La Soul's most famous song.

            "Me Myself and I" hit #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot Rap Songs, and Dance Club Songs charts and became a worldwide hit. It also earned the band their first Grammy nomination (for Best Rap Performance). With disco- funk infused samples and lyrics extolling the band's philosophy of self-expression and self-acceptance, this song forever changed the genre of Hip-Hop.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Me Myself & I
            2. Me Myself & I (Instrumental)

            De La Soul

            Buhloone Mindstate - 2023 Reissue

              There were several moments on the album which proved the band had matured. "I Be Blowin'" was a departure as the track was an instrumental featuring saxophone playing by Maceo Parker. The introspective "I Am I Be" showed De La Soul at their most self-referential to date. "Long Island Wildin'" was a collaboration with Japanese hip hop artists Kan Takagi (Major Force) and trio Scha Dara Parr (SDP). The album's first single, "Breakadawn", used a sample of Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It" and Smokey Robinson's "Quiet Storm".De La Soul collaborated for the first time with Gang Starr's Guru on "Patti Dooke", and female MC Shortie No Mas who was prominent on many tracks on the album and showcased particularly on "In The Woods". The album ended with an old school Biz Markie collaboration called "Stone Age". The album was a critical success with Rolling Stone listing it as one of the best hip hop albums of all time.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Intro
              2. Eye Patch
              3. En Focus
              4. Patti Dooke
              5. I Be Blowin'
              6. Long Island Wildin'
              7. Ego Trippin' (Part Two)
              8. Paul's Revenge
              9. 3 Days Later
              10. Area
              11. I Am I Be
              12. In The Woods
              13. Breakadawn
              14. Dave Has A Problem...Seriously
              15. Stone Age

              De La Soul

              Stakes Is High - 2023 Reissue

                Stakes is High was critically lauded for its music, lyricism, and its overall message concerning the artistic decline rap music began to face in the mid-90s. The title track and first single was produced by J Dilla and the album's second single, "Itzsoweezee (HOT)", with only Dave on vocals, was accompanied by a creative music video. The album spawned a third single "4 More", featuring Zhane. The album did provide a launching pad for future star rappers and actors Mos Def, who appeared on the track "Big Brother Beat" and Common who is featured on "The Bizness."

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Intro
                2. Supa Emcees
                3. The Bizness
                4. Yunonstop
                5. Wonce Again Long Island
                6. Dinnit
                7. Brakes
                8. Dog Eat Dog
                9. Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooh Baby
                10. Long Island Degrees
                11. Betta Listen
                12. Itzsoweezee (HOT)
                13. 4 More
                14. Big Brother Beat
                15. Down Syndrome
                16. Pony Ride
                17. Stakes Is High
                18. Sunshine

                De La Soul

                De La Soul Is Dead - 2023 Reissue

                  Despite their rapid success and recognition, De La Soul continued to prove themselves as one of the most original, authentic and creative groups in hip-hop, with the release of their sophomore album, De La Soul is Dead on May 14, 1991.Featuring once again, the production of visionary producer Prince Paul, their second album further fanned the flames; landing on charts around the world, receiving a five-mic rating in The Source and securing Gold status by the RIAA. To this day, the project is considered one of the groups best albums to date, having left fans with several certified classics like, "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays", "Ring, Ring, Ring (Ha Ha Hey)" and "Keepin' the Faith". Another absolutely essential slice of Hip Hop history that’s been unavailable for some time.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Intro
                  2. Oodles Of O's
                  3. Talkin' Bout Hey Love
                  4. Pease Porridge
                  5. Skit 1
                  6. Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From BK Lounge)
                  7. A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
                  8. WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty
                  9. Bitties In The BK Lounge
                  10. Skit 2
                  11. My Brother's A Basehead
                  12. Let, Let Me In
                  13. Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum)
                  14. Rap De Rap Show
                  15. Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
                  16. Who Do U Worship?
                  17. Skit 3
                  18. Kicked Out The House
                  19. Pass The Plugs
                  20. Not Over Till The Fat Lady Plays The Demo
                  21. Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
                  22. WRMS: Cat's In Control
                  23. Skit 4
                  24. Shwingalokate
                  25. Fanatic Of The B Word
                  26. Keepin' The Faith
                  27. Skit 5

                  De La Soul

                  3 Feet High And Rising - 2023 Reissue

                    3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul and was released on March 3, 1989.

                    It marked the first of three full- length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. Critically, as well as commercially, the album was a success. It contains the singles, "Me Myself and I", "The Magic Number", "Buddy", and "Eye Know".

                    The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising". It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Jazz & Pop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, De La Soul's uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, "Me, Myself and I". Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a 'hippie' group, based on their declaration of the 'D.A.I.S.Y. Age' (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall).

                    Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap). An absolutely essential slice of Hip Hop history that’s been unavailable for some time.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Intro
                    2. The Magic Number
                    3. Change In Speak
                    4. Cool Breeze On The Rocks (The Melted Version)
                    5. Can U Keep A Secret
                    6. Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
                    7. Ghetto Thang
                    8. Transmitting Live From Mars
                    9. Eye Know
                    10. Take It Off
                    11. A Little Bit Of Soap
                    12. Tread Water
                    13. Potholes In My Lawn
                    14. Say No Go
                    15. Do As De La Does
                    16. Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend)
                    17. De La Orgee
                    18. Buddy (with Jungle Brothers And Q-Tip From A Tribe Called Quest)
                    19. Description
                    20. Me Myself And I
                    21. This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Full Time Era (L.I.F.E.)
                    22. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
                    23. D.A.I.S.Y. Age

                    The creation of and the Anonymous Nobody has been several years in the making. De La Soul wanted to make another sample-based album in the vein of 3 Feet High and Rising. In order to do so, and avoid the legalities of sample clearance, they spent a few years recording more than 300 hours of live music, converging everything from bossa nova, soul and hip-hop to funk, disco and reggae, creating their own sample library. The body of work is a concept and continuous story, even down to the transitions of songs with sound effects and instrumentals. The features-based record is mixed by Bob Power, Morgan Garcia and De La Soul, and was produced by De La Soul and Dave West. Guest appearances include Snoop Dogg, Usher, 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Jill Scott and more. “This album is about lending to the scape of music in 2016, trying to give something, not for the sake of we want to balance what's going on or fix hip-hop. We just want to say something to the creative aspects of music," says Dave.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Genesis (Intro)[feat. Jill Scott]
                    Royalty Capes
                    Pain (feat. Snoop Dogg)
                    Property Of Spitkicker.com (feat. Roc Marciano)
                    Memory Of... (feat. Estelle & Pete Rock)
                    CBGBS / Lord Intended (feat. Justin Hawkins)
                    Snoopies (Feat. David Bryne)
                    Greyhounds (feat. Usher)
                    Sexy Bitch
                    TrainWreck
                    Drawn (feat. Little Dragon)
                    Whoodeeni (feat. 2chainz)
                    Nosed Up
                    You Go Dave (A Goldblatt Presentation)[Skit]
                    Here In After (feat. Damon Albarn)
                    Exodus (Outro)


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