Sunday, 2 March 2014

REWIND: De La Soul - 'Me, Myself And I' (12" Version)

De La Soul's seminal '3 Feet High And Rising' was one of the albums that defined the golden age of hip hop. Released two and a half decades ago, the LP is the subject of a celebratory overlook on the ever-fascinating Monolith Cocktail site this week to mark its 25th anniversary. Dominic Valvona's article reveals how "Twenty five-years ago or as near damn it, Hip Hop changed forever. The dawning of a ‘daisy age’, a psychedelic trigger to expand rap music’s horizons, the debut album from New York’s De La Soul dared to dream bigger and better..."

The full article can be viewed HERE. 'Me, Myself And I' was released as a single in 1989, establishing the group's characteristic style of combining hip hop with humour and social commentary. It was a number one on the U.S. RnB chart, and also topped the singles chart in The Netherlands. It samples a number of songs including '(Not Just) Knee Deep' by Funkadelic, 'Rapper Dapper Snapper' by Edwin Birdsong, 'Funky Worm' by the Ohio Players, 'The Original Human Beatbox' by Doug E. Fresh and 'Gonna Make You Mine' by Loose Ends.

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