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These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. Thinly disguised under a layer of humor, their lyrical themes ranged from true love ("Eye Know") to the destructive power of drugs ("Say No Go") to Daisy Age philosophy ("Tread Water") to sex ("Buddy"). If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul and was released on March 3, 1989.

If it was easy to believe the revolution was here from listening to the rapping and production on Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, with De La Soul the Daisy Age seemed to promise a new era of positivity in hip-hop.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 was friendly and playful enough to cross over to a pop audience (thanks to Prince Paul's production, which found the funk hiding inside Steely Dan and "Schoolhouse Rock"), but complicated and tough enough to be hugely influential in the hip-hop world. 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". 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. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply. The debut album from De La Soul (Trugoy, Maseo and Posdunos) gets another reissue here, pretty much ensuring this longstanding Long Island hip-hop trio never stay out of the limelight.

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. It is listed on both Rolling Stone’s 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. I'm so happy I got a copy it really does sound amazing to hear this after all these years, what difference in sound. They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip-hop subgenres.

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