Chrysalis Records

RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2023 - DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High and Rising - 7" box set; 12 7", 42 gram, custom colored 7" in custom printed jackets in a 7" box w/ a 7" pinup and 1 double sided 7" slipmat


3 Feet High and Rising
is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul and was released on March 3, 1989.
It marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical
and commercial peak of both parties. Critically, as well as commercially, the album was a success. It contains
the singles, “Me Myself and I”, “The Magic Number,” “Buddy,” and “Eye Know”. The album title came from the
Johnny Cash song “Five Feet High and Rising”. It is listed on Rolling Stone’s 200 Essential Rock Records and The
Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989,
3 Feet High
and Rising
was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 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.” Their
positivity meant many observers labeled them a “hippie” group, based on their declaration of the “D.A.I.S.Y.
Age” (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall). Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles,
3 Feet High
and Rising
is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap).
3 Feet
High & Rising
was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry for its
cultural significance and general excellence.

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