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Old 02-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Im a massive De la soul fan..and even there weakest album is miles better than most other hip hop albums
I would rank there albums

3 feet high & rising
stakes is high
buhloone mindstate
Grind date
de la soul is dead
Bionix
Mosiaic Thump

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:25 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I love "3 Feet High", the first De La Soul album... It was pretty much a revolutionary album when it came out...
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Default De La was so ahead of their time

Love it when an artist is so far out front, it takes YEARS for the rest of the pack to catch up.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #34 (permalink)
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20 Years Ago, De La Soul Refused To Go Pop : The Record : NPR

You should check it out. Mostly for the forgotten movement in rap at the time.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:46 PM   #35 (permalink)
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^nice article.

Two of the best De La tracks from the Buhloone Mindstate era were not even on it. one is the Foncett Power remix of Breakadawn, the other is Ego Trippin Part 3 'Egorist Mix' (which is basically a completely different track to Ego Trippin.)

another is the track My MindState which was left off the album but included on Prince Paul's 'Gold Dust' compilation of rarities he produced.

I recently checked out The Grind Date. somehow I overlooked this album, it's much better than Mosaic Thump and Bionix, which were like De La Soul goes commercial rap.

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Old 01-05-2014, 08:04 PM   #36 (permalink)
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If you like DLS you should listen to "A prince among theives" by Prince Paul. PP produced 3 Feet High back in the day.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:11 AM   #37 (permalink)
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3 Feet High was one of the first hip-hop classic albums. Eye Know sampled the Steely Dan song Peg.

De La Soul played at my college graduation party (along with the Kinks). De La Soul delivered the goods in their live concert... they had a great back up band and back up singers.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:55 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I have never heard them. I'll check out 3ft High And Rising .
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:32 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Has anyone seen these guys live in recent years? Still worth checking out?
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:39 PM   #40 (permalink)
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They have a new album about to come out.
Inside De La Soul's Experimental, Crowd-Funded Comeback Record | Rolling Stone
De La Soul Share "Trainwreck," Announce New Album and the Anonymous Nobody... Release Date | Pitchfork
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