3 Feet High And Rising - Black Vinyl + Comic Insert - Sealed

DE LA SOUL 3 Feet High And Rising (2023 UK/EU limited edition 23-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl with Comic Insert - the long-awaited reissue of their 1989 debut album produced by Prince Paul and featuring the classic singles Me Myself and I, The Magic Number, Buddy, and Eye Know. Single pocket picture sleeve replicating the original cover artwork, hype sticker & factory sealed. Essential)
#Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Date 3rd Mar 2023
Release Year 2023 - 1 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Record Label AOI Chrysalis
Complete Stock List Go to De La Soul
Product Catalogue No RMM-046-1
Music Genre Rap & Hip Hop
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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The most inventive, assured, and playful debut in hip-hop history, 3 Feet High and Rising not only proved that rappers didn't have to talk about the streets to succeed, but also expanded the palette of sampling material with a kaleidoscope of sounds and references culled from pop, soul, disco, and even country music. Weaving clever wordplay and deft rhymes across two dozen tracks loosely organized around a game-show theme, De La Soul broke down boundaries all over the LP, moving easily from the groovy my-philosophy intro "The Magic Number" to an intelligent, caring inner-city vignette named "Ghetto Thang" to the freewheeling end-of-innocence tale "Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)."

Rappers Posdnuos and Trugoy the Dove talked about anything they wanted (up to and including body odor), playing fast and loose on the mic like Biz Markie. Thinly disguised under a layer of humor, their lyrical themes ranged from true love ("Eye Know") to the destructive power of drugs ("Say No Go") to Daisy Age philosophy ("Tread Water") to sex ("Buddy"). Prince Paul (from Stetsasonic) and DJ Pasemaster Mase led the way on the production end, with dozens of samples from all sorts of left-field artists -- including Johnny Cash, the Mad Lads, Steely Dan, Public Enemy, Hall & Oates, and the Turtles.

The pair didn't just use those samples as hooks or drumbreaks -- like most hip-hop producers had in the past -- but as split-second fills and in-jokes that made some tracks sound more like DJ records. Even "Potholes on My Lawn," which samples a mouth harp and yodeling (for the chorus, no less), became a big R&B hit. If it was easy to believe the revolution was here from listening to the rapping and production on Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, with De La Soul the Daisy Age seemed to promise a new era of positivity in hip-hop.

LP1 Side A
1. Intro 1:41
2. The Magic Number 3:14
3. Change In Speak 2:32
4. Cool Breeze On The Rocks 0:37
5. Can U Keep A Secret 1:40
6. Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge) 3:23
7. Ghetto Thang 3:34

LP1 Side B
1. Transmitting Live From Mars 1:11
2. Eye Know 4:12
3. Take It Off 1:52
4. A Little Bit Of Soap 0:49
5. Tread Water 3:44
6. Potholes In My Lawn 3:47

LP2 Side A
1. Say No Go 4:19
2. Do As De La Does 2:06
3. Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend) 4:06
4. De La Orgee 1:12
5. Buddy (With Jungle Brothers And Q-Tip From A Tribe Called Quest) 4:54

LP 2 Side B
1. Description 1:30
2. Me Myself And I 3:40
3. This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Full Time Era (L.I.F.E.) 3:09
4. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic) 0:40
5. D.A.I.S.Y. Age 3:55

Recording Artist De La Soul
Product Title 3 Feet High And Rising - Black Vinyl + Comic Insert - Sealed
Product Information De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising - Black Vinyl + Comic Insert - Sealed UK 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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