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DE LA SOUL

Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996 (RSD 24)

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De La Soul's Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996 is a time machine for fans old and new.
DE LA SOUL

STAKES IS HIGH (2023 reissue)

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Their first entirely self produced project, this lp is a must have for any hip hop fan.
DE LA SOUL

BUHLOONE MINDSTATE (2023 reissue)

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The group's third studio release, Buhloone Mindstate released on September 21, 1993, saw them evolve into a new sound as they continued to grow, stylistical...
DE LA SOUL

DE LA SOUL IS DEAD (2023 reissue)

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Despite their rapid success and recognition, De La Soul continued to prove themselves as one of the most original, authentic and creative groups in hip-hop, wit...

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A Tribe Called Quest

The Love Movement (2023 reissue)

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"The Love Movement" stands as A Tribe Called Quest's fifth studio album.
Jungle Brothers

Straight Out The Jungle (2023 repress)

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De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest may have been more commercially successful, but the afrocentric, jazz political rap movement and unfadeable Native Tongue Ma...
3 Feet High and Rising (2023 reissue)
  1. Intro
  2. The Magic Number
  3. Change in Speak
  4. Cool Breeze on the Rocks (The Melted Version)
  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)
  19. Description
  20. Me Myself and I
  21. This is a Recording 4 Living in a Full Time Era (L.I.F.E.)
  22. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic) (cassette & vinyl only)
  23. D.A.I.S.Y. Age (cassette & vinyl only)

DE LA SOUL

3 Feet High and Rising (2023 reissue)

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    Released: 3rd Mar 2023

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UNDISPUTED CLASSIC THAT REDEFINED HIP-HOP!.

It’s been a long time coming - some of us feared we’d never see the day - but this dawning of the Daisy Age debut finally made a very welcome return to physical form. It’s nothing short of a treat for me, myself, I, & also you. '3 Feet High and Rising' is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul and was released on March 3, 1989. It marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. 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". - The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising".

It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989, '3 Feet High and Rising' was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 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, based on their declaration of the 'D.A.I.S.Y. Age' (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall). Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, '3 Feet High and Rising' is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap).