3 Feet High And Rising (Green Cassette)

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3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul (Posdnuos, Trugoy, and Maseo) 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". 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. Sound. Yall). Prince Paul's eclectic sampling and production style make 3 Feet High and Rising a must-own for any golden-era hip-hop fan.


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
9 Transmitting Live from Mars
10 Eye Know
11 Take It Off
12 A Little Bit of Soap
13 Tread Water
14 Potholes in My Lawn
15 Say No Go
16 Do As de la Does
17 Plug Tunin' (Last Chance to Comprehend)
18 de la Orgee
19 Buddy (With Jungle Brothers and Q-Tip from a Tribe Called Quest)
20 Description
21 Me Myself and I
22 This Is a Recording 4 Living in a Full Time Era (L.I.F.E.)
23 I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
24 D.A.I.S.Y. Age


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