The lyricism in general landed the crew a spot in the Native Tongues collective, which also featured the like-minded rappers in A Tribe Called Quest and the Jungle Brothers before they went all "house" on us.
This is one of the classics, folks, although that doesn't automatically mean it'll hold up today. It was actually Stakes Is High , an album which I'm sure is held in high regard with some of my two readers out there. After picking that up, I went through a completely unrelated Prince Paul phase, having recently discovered that he produced their first three albums, and after remaining stagnant for several years, decided to pick them up.
My copy of 3 Feet High and Rising was picked up at a Best Buy in a deluxe package Tommy Boy Records put out, with a bonus disc containing a lot of random outtakes, B-sides, and unused skits but, oddly, not the remix to "Buddy" that's so fucking popular. However, I have no idea where the second disc is right now, so all you folks will get is the original album. So there. But, to be honest, the joke gets old very quickly. Yes, the song starts off with some Sesame Street -ish sing-songy shit, but so what?
Press on, my two readers. If you hadn't pressed on, you wouldn't have heard De La's take on the mandatory sex rap. Thanks to the inherent sense of humor present all over 3 Feet High and Rising , this isn't as embarrassing to listen to as some of these other "artists" out there.
Otherwise, this song kind of sucks balls. Then again, the liner notes are pretty fucked up anyway, so it's entirely possible that Kamaal had nothing to do with this song, and in that case, it would suck balls on its own accord. The Turtles went after the group several years after the release of this disc, if I remember correctly for their unauthorized sampling of their "You Showed Me" which is a good song by itself, by the way, even if the Turtles didn't actually write it themselves , and De La's songs haven't sounded the same since.
Resist that urge, folks. It isn't bad, but at the same time, I'm grateful that it's short. No, really, it is. But, in listening to it today, it isn't grabbing me in the same manner as it has in the past. Paul fans may be impressed with the fact that the Popmaster character pops up on here as does Q-Tip and MC Lyte, according to the liner notes , but otherwise, the skip button will have already been pressed.
This track is easily the best song on the album: it's a perfect marriage of Paul's antiestablishment beats and the capable Native Tongue rhymes of Pos and Dave.
This shit is just great. And, as an added bonus, it features the lyrics which were sampled for one of my favorite Gravediggaz tracks, "Defective Trip Trippin' ", which, conveniently enough, was also produced by Prince Paul. This song pales in comparison to its monster of a remix, "Buddy Native Tongue Decision ", which also included Queen Latifah and Monie Love, and is probably the version you two are more familiar with.
Still, not bad. Change In Speak. Cool Breeze On The Rocks. De La Orgee. Do As De La Does. Eye Know. Ghetto Thang. I Can Do Anything Delacratic. Me Myself And I. Me, Myself and I. Plug Tunin' original 12" version. Potholes In My Lawn. Say No Go. Take It Off. The Magic Number. All Good? This is Posdnuos, the president of a paragraph. Amityville Resident Resident supported by the speaker view Want to feel it in your shoe Let me show you how.
Platform Witnesses Witnesses, show you to my show-lab Fill you with my vocab Hope you have a spoon. Sun Ceiling Ceiling connects to the sun Burning inside everyone On a side, plug-a-fied sire. One Million Demonstrations have been heard My hair burns when I'm referred Kid shouts my roof is on fire. Stakes Is High was the first album not produced by Prince Paul, with overall production credits given solely to the trio. Although it was met with poor sales, it has been critically lauded for its music, lyricism, and its overall message concerning the artistic decline rap music began to face in the mids.
The album also featured collaborations with Common, Truth Enola, and the Jazzyfatnastees. All three albums were intended to be released within a year, beginning with the release of Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump.
This was followed by AOI: Bionix in late After this, however, the third and final album in the AOI series was never released. For the next two years, the only De La Soul releases were singles or remix compilations. David Jude Jolicoeur stated in an interview that it usually takes about four years for the group to record an album, promote it with advertisements, touring and so on.
Take It Off. This article needs additional citations for verification. Now they had something to look forward to—album two. In conjunction with the album's release, the group also offered up the track "Come on Down" featuring Flavor Flav for remixing on Sony's Acid Planet website. Do As De He Trusted In God - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society - Messiah Does We layer the brightly-coloured hand drawn flower designs made with Posca Various - Hit News Vol. 9 96 pens on acetate over the black and white photographic portrait print, Night In Granada - Ottmar Liebert And Luna Negra - Borrasca is rostrum camera Molly Malone - Sinéad OConnor - Sean-Nós Nua. Saturday 25 January Sunday 5 Win Hands Down - Armored Saint - Win Hands Down (Vinyl, Album)
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