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3 Feet High and Rising [Import]

De La Soul Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1
1. Intro
2. The Magic Number
3. Change In Speak
4. Cool Breeze On The Rocks
5. Can U Keep A Secret
6. Jenifa (Taught Me)
7. Ghetto Thang
8. Transmitting Live From Mars
9. Eye Know
10. Take It Off
See all 24 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Freedom Of Speak (We Got Three More Minutes)
2. Strickly Dan Stuckie
3. Jenifa (Taught Me)
4. Skip To My Loop
5. Potholes In My Lawn
6. "Me, Myself And I"
7. Ain't Hip To Be Labeled A Hippie
8. Whats More
9. Brain Washed Follower
10. Say No Go
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De La's debut represented a new path for hip-hop, a reaction to conventions that had turned into clichés. 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. Cryptic but ecstatic, and sometimes sexy (especially the ingenious double-entendre "Buddy"), Trugoy and Posdnuos's lyrics invented a "new style of speak," dense with self-invented slang and metaphors. The hits, including "Say No Go" and "Me Myself And I," are delightful, but the little sketches and sound-experiments between them make the whole disc flow effortlessly. --Douglas Wolk

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De La Soul ~ 3 Feet High and Rising

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, HORRIBLE Re-master Jan. 13 2003
By jas_n
Format:Audio CD
if you are buying this brand new there is a 90% chance you'll get the 20th anniversary remaster with a bonus disc that shares almost the same tracklisting as "De La Remix", the elusive import album.
the original cd was mixed pretty ..low, and this re-master is EVEN LOWER. i popped the original in, turned it down just so i could barely hear the words, put the re-master in and i couldn't hear ANYTHING. tommy boy really ... the guys over on this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent old school! Feb. 13 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love this CD! The songs are excellent, important and honest. There is no gratuitous violence or sex - although it does discuss both, and it does not shy away from important issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Ft. High and Rising May 17 2011
Format:Audio CD
More than just a landmark debut hip-hop album, De La Soul's 3 ft. High and Rising is truely a piece of art. With dynamite samples like the classic "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", Cymande's wonderful "Bra", and the obscurely magnificent mash up of "Stand by Me" into "Little 'Bit of Soap", this record has it all. I won't even begin to touch on the lyrics, as the character maximum for reviews is 5,000,000. In short, this is one of the most cohesive, under-rated, seminal hip-hop albums of all time. Would highly recommend to anyone who yearns for the day when hip-hop still had meaning, heart, and soul.

God bless you Posdnuos, Trugoy, Pasemaster Mase and Prince Paul- AKA - Plug One, Plug Two, Plug Three and Plug Four.
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5.0 out of 5 stars rising and rising July 12 2004
By Davy
Format:Audio CD
next to the beastie's paul's boutique, my favorite rap album. it's just so celebratory and fun. just as with most rap albums, the skits are interesting and occasionally humorous the first time around but get exceedingly tedious upon subsequent listens. nevertheless, there are PLENTY of actual songs here, and the vast majority of them are fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hip Hop Classic July 10 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is right up there with It Takes A Nation of Millions, Straight Out of Compton, and Raising Hell as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. It's a very unique album, as it's full of humor, silly characters, and a message of peace and love that is sort of a throwback to the Woodstock generation. There are a lot of great samples on this albums as well, and after you listen to this you should take the time to seek out the original artists that this group used. If you do that you'll have a greater appreciation for good funk and 70's soul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a very long joke... June 23 2004
By B
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to hate on this CD. It's impossibly euphoric, experimental in a youthful and drunken manner instead of a artistically arrogant way. If you don't mind that EVERY OTHER TRACK IS A F---ING INTERLUDE, and there are probably less than ten full length rap songs on the entire thing, you should be able to get into the real spirit of this album. The most interesting part of the whole thing are the cryptic symbolism of tracks like Tread Water, which show off the underplayed and unique calculated nature of De La Soul's lyrical style and subculture. Each version of Plug Tunin', as well as Buddy (also check out the single version found on the recently released Timeless collection) are very complex bits. This group can be very thought provoking without flaunting it, but since it can be very hard to see past the joking atmosphere of this album, many people misconstrued the constant references to daisies and thought De La Soul was not to be taken seriously. This is obviously not the case. Their unabashedly innovative forms, as well as the far reaching sampling sensibilites, are proof of their place in the rap hall of fame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest hip-hop album of all times May 9 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Yeah.I would also like to suggest this other masterpieces as well:
A Tribe Called Quest- Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest- People's Instictive Travels and the Paths of Rythm
A Tribe Called Quest- Midnight Marauders
Brand Nubian- All For One
De La Soul- De La Soul Is Dead
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wickedly good April 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
4 1/2 stars really (the skits lost it the usual masterpiece's 5 star rating) and essential to Hip Hop's evolution. Of the soul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Add this CD to your collectoin
De La Soul's debut is full of tracks that flow together and are only interupted by the skits. My favorite track on 3 Feet High is Me Myself and I, but they are all great and show... Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2004 by Joseph V. Schaeffer
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 years ahead of its time
On this album, De la Soul was doing stuff most others weren't doing for a good 10 years or so. It was melodic rap with intelligent, poetic lyrics in the era of gangsta rap. Read more
Published on Feb. 2 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool breeze on hiphop
How can some reviewers only put 4 stars to this hiphop tour de force. Let's make this clear : if "3 feets" doesn't get the 5 stars then i don't see which album is gonna... Read more
Published on Jan. 3 2004 by Mr
4.0 out of 5 stars Too many skits
A great album ruined by too many skits. Some day I'm gonna take Matty C's advise and burn me a copy of this album with out the skits, I can't evven stand to listen to the album... Read more
Published on Oct. 28 2003 by Shane Long
4.0 out of 5 stars Three Feet High and Rising-De La Soul (Tommy Boy-1989)
If you translate "De La Soul", you'll get "From The Soul". That's exactly what this is: from the soul. Read more
Published on Sept. 28 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Mad lyricism and humor in the land of carefree hip-hop
Mimicking the ULTRAMAGNETIC MC'S,DE LA SOUL throw a monkey wrench in the world of hip-hop,psyched beats over outlandish styles of rapping,outcasts. Read more
Published on July 23 2003 by "billyrapids"
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