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.
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)
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