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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

1 Year!

An year ago, inspired by Dally Personal and other blogs, I scanned the inside cover of De La Soul’s 3 Feet High & Rising, created an header, and made my first post, Jurassic 5’s Quality Control.
An year, thousands of downloads, and more than 250.000 visitors later, I’m here thanking all bloggers and visitors who have supported and/or inspired me during this time. Some shotouts to Biff and his crew, Crooklyn, Dally, 9Nine, Bankhead, HHB crew, Ekko, Smoking Section, Travis, Worms, Bootis, Ariel, everyone on the links and all the blog community and those who I’ve forgotten.

I know that everyone must have this album already but I don’t care and I’ll post it anyway, just because it’s one of the best albums ever.
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. Sampling artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan's "Peg" and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap). Of particular importance is the amazing production by Prince Paul. While sampling was hardly new, 3 Feet High and Rising revolutionized the technique and influenced virtually every producer and artist to come later.
The Village Voice called it "The Sgt. Pepper’s of hip hop", and it’s perhaps the best designation that I can find for this album.

De La Soul (1989) 3 Feet High & Rising

1. Intro
2. The Magic Number
3. Change In Speak
4. Cool Breeze On The Rocks
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 Fulltime Era (L. I. F. E.)
22. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
23. D .A. I. S. Y. Age
24. Plug Tunin' (Original 12' Version)

Oh... And I've re-upped the Big L discography


Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ man what are you scanning with? Happy anniversary. May your days of blogging be evermore. Who is DJ Dow Jones?

alley al said...

^^lol^^ what are you scanning with?
actually, that's a nice header.

congrats on the 1 year mark. happy burrffday, bro!!

i think this de la cd was my first real favorite cd. i mean, i had ll's radio in 86 to this one in 89, and all the great ones in between.. but 3 feet high and rising is my first real favorite.
i saw an old mos def interview a while back, and he said when he heard this album, it made him wanna rap.. and i immediately connected with his words.. unfortunately, i'm not half as talented as the mighty mos. lol

Travis said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for everything you've shared over the year.

ariel said...

hey man, glad to see im up there :)
But the thanks are going to you...ill say it again of got me to discover some realy great stuff and your style is exactly mine so lets just say, you got me to get into hip-hop alot deeper that i imagined. remember myself searching for some Mos Def CD's and i got into the Rapbasment forum and you just uploaded the 4 CD collection of Mos Def, since then im sticked to this blog. And for this CD i already said i don't realy like De La Soul but maybe this will change my mind! Peace! (Thinking of opening my own blog, will pop up somewhere soon)

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!!!

bankhead said...

Man congrats! I always check out this blog hehe. props on the shoutout. keep it live!

BiffReagle said...

congrattttttsss mann... never thought either of us would get this far to be honest... it just seems like such an unreachable target, hopefully many more years to go!!..

evan said...

Thanks for the shout out! And congrats. I'll raise a glass to ya tonight.

BiffReagle said...

forgottt to mentionn... if you wanted to get into contact with Dally, hes started a new blog (non-hip-hop related)..

Anonymous said...

Felicidades on your anniversary, man. And thanks for the props.

Keep giving us those nowhere-to-find heaters that the world needs to know about.


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