De La Soul-3 Feet High and Rising
Label: Chrysalis Records
Format: 7" box set; 12 7", 42 gram, custom colored 7" in custom printed jackets in a 7" box w/ a 7" pinup and 1 double sided 7" slipmat

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). 3 Feet High & Rising was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance and general excellence.

1A. Intro 1B. The Magic Number 2A. Change in Speak 2B. Cool Breeze on the Rocks 3A. Can You Keep a Secret? 3B. Jenifa Taught Me 4A. Ghetto Thang 4B. Transmitting Live from Marc 5A. Eye Know 5B. Take it Off 6A. A Little Bit of Soap 6B. Tread Water 7A. Potholes in My Lawn 7B. Say No Go 8A. Plug Tunin' 8B. De La Orgee 9A. Buddy 9B. Description 10A. Me Myself and I 10B. This is a Recording 11A. I Can Do Anything (De La Cratic) 11B. Daisy Age 12A. Plug Tunin' 12" 12B. Buddy????

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