March 3, 1989. De La Soul dropped what many feel is a groundbreaking gem that is a staple in hip-hop called 3 Feet High and Rising. That album is home to a the Classic song Me, Myself and I.
In many ways, this album is the spark that solidified the Native Tongue Movement. This album helps make way for acts such as A Tribe Called Quest, Monie Love and although the Jungle Brothers dropped an album before, they didn’t have the crossover success or mass appeal that De La with this album.
This is an album that I just added to my collection that I seriously need to listen to. I was like 7 years old when this album dropped so it’s significance to my appreciation for hip-hop is relatively small. I will say I remember the Me, Myself and I video very vividly though. As I child I couldn’t tell you what I know or appreciate about this album but, the man in me knows that it’s important and you must respect and pay homage to the project because beyond their core audience the album has stood the test of time.
De La Soul is one of the VERY FEW groups to never break up and maintain consistency and integrity for now 25 years. For any new hip-hop head that is more than enough reason to listen to this album and show them respect.
Salute to Posdnuos [Mercenary, Plug Wonder Why, Plug One] Trugoy the Dove [Dave, Plug Two] P.A. Pasemaster Mase [Maseo, Plug Three, Baby Huey] and Producer Prince Paul for putting together this album.