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De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

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Talk about iconic! The first pressing in a long while for a genuine cultural classic.


+ Magenta colour vinyl LP versions available early April.

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).

Date Changes

The Yellow and Magenta colour vinyl LP versions were delayed during production and will be available early April 2023.

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Available on three unique colour ways on both double vinyl and cassette tape.


Intro / The Magic Number / Change in Speak / Cool Breeze on the Rocks (The Melted Version) / Can U Keep a Secret / Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge) / Ghetto Thang / Transmitting live from Mars / Eye Know /Take It Off / A Little Bit of Soap / Tread Water / Potholes in My Lawn /Say No Go / Do As De La Does / Plug Tunin' (Last Chance to Comprehend) / De La Orgee / Buddy (with Jungle Brothers and Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest) / Description / Me Myself and I / This is a Recording 4 Living in a Full Time Era (L.I.F.E.) / I Can Do Anything (Delacratic) / D.A.I.S.Y. Age

Artist: De La Soul
Label: Chrysalis Records
Catalogue: RMM0451
Barcode: 810098502580
Format: 2LP, CD & Tape
Release Date: 3rd March 2023
"No one can ever do it as big as De La Soul did."

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