Negative ones are lost in the footsteps"
And so we bid farewell to Dove from De La Soul as he hops aboard the Chattanooga choo choo to Rap Heaven. The biggest compliment you can pay a rapper like Dove is that he rhymed shit no other M.C could or would have ever thought of saying. Dove had a problem... seriously: he was almost too good a fit for soulmate brother Plug One Posdnous because their partnership in rhyme was the gold standard for Rap duo chemistry during De La's peak. I am I be a British bloke who's been a fanatic of the DLS words since 1989 so their music really does Hit Different™ for me: they changed in speak what Rap could sound like, flipped the script on what rappers could look like, and inadvertently tapped into the spirit of Acid House's second summer of love here in the U.K. Ain't hip to be labelled a hippie, though, thus De La were masters of reinvention which left square listeners lost like high school history.
Since so much of The Discourse™ around De La Soul in recent years has been little more than basic bastard Rap fans moaning about De La's music not being on DSPs, here's one of their best B-sides which you can only currently stream on my Audiomack page. Peace out, Plug Two - I hope Heaven got a buncha bitties in the B.K Lounge.
(From Me Myself & I 12"; 1989)
Personal highlight: bumped into De La in Manchester on the day of their 3 Feet High And Rising show circa 2014 and hit Dove with an "alright, Dave?".
minor thing that bothers me: Radio 6 types and people who like "proper" music waving copies of 3 Ft High around on social media and banging on about how great it is, but seemingly have never purchased or heard another De La record apart from that album.
The Grind Date, for example, is really fucking good. RIP Dave. Him + Pos are 2 of the best to do it.
That's true. Most of them have never heard Buhloone Mind State let alone anything after that.
That, It Takes A Nation Of Millions... and Paul's Boutique are the ultimate trifecta of 80s Rap albums for "I don't usually listen to Rap BUT..." guys.
RIP for real!!! how do y'all feel about "feel good inc" round these parts -- probably the latest de la shit i enjoyed? realizing there is a vocal sample suspsiciously similar to roddy ricch's now classic "the box" EEE-ERRR
seconded about 3 feet high! always been kind of baffled about that one being touted as "THE classic" album of theirs, i like is dead and buhloone way better... probly haven't given stakes is high a spin since my backpacker days... really fucked with "itzsoweezee" once upon a time
Feel Good Inc is a jam 4 real. But the G.O.A.T De La collab with British indie blokes is Fallin' with Teenage Fanclub.
Fallin' is the only song I can remember off the Judgement Night soundtrack.
Co-signing the appreciation for The Grind Date.
The other killer song on Judgement Night OST is Another Body Murdered by Faith No More & Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
This one has hit me hard. Best hip hop group ever.
Top fellas too when we took them out in Liverpool.
Did you take them the Red Hot Buffet Bar? Quite liked that place until we saw mice running around in there.
R.I.P. Trugoy. Buhloone Mindstate will forever be a personal favourite.
3 Days Later
I Am I Be
In The Woods
^^^ one of the best runs of songs on a Rap album. Could have added Ego Trippin' (Part Two) if they hadn't stuck that stupid Paul's Revenge skit after it.
I also have an unreasonable love for Stone Age, En Focus and Eye Patch.
Not fussed on the former, but the other two are good, especially En Focus.
"trying people" is what ive had on repeat lately
I think 'eye know' off the debut is a really perfect song
"A lil' man that I can teach, a lil' sand that I can beach"
😭😭😭 dont know why im crying in the club rn 2 teenage fanclub
"I knew I blew the whole fandango
When the drum crew never wore a Kangol"
what a masterpiece of forced corporate soundtrack collabs and a treatise on being washed to boot
*walks off into sunset*
It's a beautiful song innit?
you played yourself <\3
also is that "falling" sample tom petty???
I think so, yeah.
rappers love tom petty!!! and they're right... adding de la to the list with big boi and playboi carti
Pimp C too.
hoooooooolllllyyyyty shiiiiiit i did not know about "i'm free" by pimp C fucking helll
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