De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 3rd March 1989

Label: Tommy Boy

Producers: Prince Paul, De La Soul

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by American hip hop trio De La Soul. It was released on March 3,1989, by Tommy Boy Records. It marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. It is consistently placed on ‘greatest albums’ lists by noted music critics and publications with Robert Christgau called the record “unlike any rap album you or anybody else has ever heard.” In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine’s 100 Best Rap Albums.

Critically, as well as commercially, the album was a success. It contains the singles, “Me Myself and I”, “The Magic Number”, “Buddy”, and “Eye Know”. In 2001, the album was re-issued along with an extra disc of B-side tracks, and alternative versions. The album title came from the Johnny Cash song “Five Feet High and Rising”. It was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Additional info:

- Listen to Chris Read’s 30th Anniversary Mixtape.

- The album comes in at #1 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1989.

- The single ‘Buddy’ comes in at #8 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1989.

- The track ‘Say No Go’ appears on the Classic Material 1989 Mixtape.

- The tracks ‘Buddy’ and ’Say No Go’ appear on our 1989 Rap Megamix.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

Listen: Youtube

Purchase: Discogs

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