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.