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Buhloone Mindstate

    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.


    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

    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.


      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

      De La Soul

      De La Soul Is Dead

        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.


        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

        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.


        Genesis (Intro)[feat. Jill Scott]
        Royalty Capes
        Pain (feat. Snoop Dogg)
        Property Of (feat. Roc Marciano)
        Memory Of... (feat. Estelle & Pete Rock)
        CBGBS / Lord Intended (feat. Justin Hawkins)
        Snoopies (Feat. David Bryne)
        Greyhounds (feat. Usher)
        Sexy Bitch
        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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