17 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following an overwhelmingly popular crowdsourcing campaign, De La Soul’s latest album reaffirms a tradition of boundlessly imaginative hip-hop. The veteran trio manages to spin childlike hilarity and forlorn insight into songs that revel in psych rock, disco-funk breaks, and live instrumentation. De La’s immunity to dullness is mirrored in the eclectic guest list—the icing on an album that turns musical ambition into a dizzyingly fun ride.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following an overwhelmingly popular crowdsourcing campaign, De La Soul’s latest album reaffirms a tradition of boundlessly imaginative hip-hop. The veteran trio manages to spin childlike hilarity and forlorn insight into songs that revel in psych rock, disco-funk breaks, and live instrumentation. De La’s immunity to dullness is mirrored in the eclectic guest list—the icing on an album that turns musical ambition into a dizzyingly fun ride.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

Hiroshi Kaku ,

DE LA MY SOUL!!!

This group is a continuous sound track to my life. When I was 15 years old...the hip hop landscape was dominated by NWA, Eric B & Rakim, BDP, and the list goes on. When I first heard "Three Feet High and Rising" it was hip hop that spoke to a middle class black kid that wasn't experiencing life in the hood, that wasn't getting all the fly honeys, and really didn't stand out in high school (an anonymous nobody). That record changed everything for me and it felt like hip hop for awkward, playful, and sometimes weird brothas like myself. As the trio (Dave, Merc, and Mase) lost their playful approach to music and matured as men...I was too was going through the motions of life. Now that I'm in my 40s and I'm at peace with my life and the mistakes I've made. Listening to the words of these songs you can hear Posdnous and Trugoy bare their souls about their own faults as mortal men and overcoming life in general. In my opinion, this is their best music since 3 Feet, De La Soul is Dead, Bahloon Mindstate, and Stakes is High! If you're a true De La Soul fan you will love this album in its entirety! There wasn't one track I had to skip through. This is a masterpiece! Well done Dave, Merc, and Mase! LONG LIVE THE NATIVE TONGUE POSSE

James311 ,

Hip hop

Best money spent 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 worth the wait

MMBDaddy5 ,

Count me in!

I'm glad to hear that some things never change. These three were born legendary. Since my dreams of the Tribe Called Quest reunification album has been dashed, my life is overjoyed that the Native Tongue Family is still reigning in Hip Hop! Royalty Capes though!

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