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3 Feet High and Rising

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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". It’s really nice to have the tracks across two records and the reason why this is 4 and not 5 stars, is because a track is missing. 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.

Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a "hippie" group, based on their declaration of the "D. A landmark in conscience hip-hop, and a daring testament to the enduring impact of dosing the status quo, 3 Feet High and Rising is a kaleidoscope of infectious positivity that reminds us to make a splash in the tides of our time. Classic singles of the era like 'Me Myself and I', 'The Magic Number', and 'Eye Know' were beamed into living rooms across the globe via MTV. It marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul and contains the singles, “Me Myself and I”, “The Magic Number,” “Buddy,” and “Eye Know.Float along to a smorgasbord of samples, flavorful beats, and quirky soundscapes, in this celebration of individuality, creativity, and utter joy. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.

The 1989 album marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, and was a massive commercial and critical success.Feet High and Rising was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance and general excellence. All image and audio content is used by permission of the copyright holders or their agents, and/or according to fair dealing as per the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a 'hippie' group, based on their declaration of the 'D.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site, provide personalised content and advertising, analyse our traffic, and ensure you see more of what you love. While they were labelled as 'hippies' at the time, they've since gone on to influence many hip-hop artists internationally.

UPDATE FROM DISTRO: Due to a manufacturing fault, the magenta LP will be delayed for a couple of weeks at max. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'". In early 2015, they announced plans to release a Kickstarter funded upcoming 9th studio album and the Anonymous Nobody. Time for a trip down the technicolor road of the Daisy Age with De La Soul’s magnum opus, “3 Feet High and Rising.

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