De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising - 1989 Hip Hop - Prince Paul - Opaque Magenta Pink Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP + Comic Insert

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De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising

Label:    AOI Records – RMM-048-1, Chrysalis – RMM-048-1
Format:    2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Magenta Opaque, 180g
Made In Canada
Barcode: 810098503099
Country:    US
Released:    Mar 3, 2023
Genre:    Hip Hop
Style:    Conscious


A1        Intro
A2        The Magic Number
A3        Change In Speak
A4        Cool Breeze On The Rocks (The Melted Version)
A5        Can U Keep A Secret
A6        Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
A7        Ghetto Thang

B1        Transmitting Live From Mars
B2        Eye Know
B3        Take It Off
B4        A Little Bit Of Soap
B5        Tread Water
B6        Potholes In My Lawn


C1        Say No Go
C2        Do As De La Does
C3        Plug Tunin' (Last Chance to Comprehend)
C4        De La Orgee
C5        Buddy
Featuring – Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip

D1        Description
D2        Me, Myself And I
D3        This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Full Time Era (L.I.F.E.)
D4        I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
D5        D.A.I.S.Y. Age



"Simply put, De La Soul are gods. Everything on this album comes together in a way which few other albums have (not even the later De La albums). It's very interesting to listen to this in 2001 and think that this is what hip-hop could/should have become if not for the "gangstas" of the world.

On all the tracks, it's easy to see that the three members are rapping out of love for the style and don't really care what anyone thinks. There are the names (Posdnous and Trugoy for example), which have to be spelled backwards to begin to understand the jokes; the game show (on which no one can answer the questions); the strange interludes (check out "Can You Keep A Secret"); and the bizarre rapping throughout.

The opening cut "The Magic Number" is pure joy. From the opening verse, it's obvious that these guys must be slightly out of their minds - this is proven throughout the album. Crazy rhymes, silly samples and an attitude of pure fun abound. There's even the infamous "Transmitting Live From Mars" which became the major evidence in one of the early anti-sampling cases. If that isn't enough, listen to "Plug Tunin'" - the intro will get into your mind even if you don't want it to.

Then of course comes the biggest hit from this album - "Me Myself and I". I defy anyone to listen to this track without breaking out laughing at some point - De La Soul are unable to take anything seriously.

On top of it all, there's the DAISY (Da Inna Sound Y'all) motif and appearances by the Jungle Brothers and a very young Q-Tip, all of whom were involved in the Native Tongues movement of the early 90s. What to give the hip-hop fan with everything? This album would have to be a good start (unless the fan already has it).

In short - an album which cannot seriously be missing from a respectable hip-hop collection. I've used it to convince rap haters and gangstas that there is something better - and this is certainly better."

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Pink