De La Soul Is Dead
Vinyl LP Record
De La Soul's second album, originally released in 1991, was initially received poorly by the press and their fans due to its immediate rejection of the 'daisy-age' image created by their debut LP. In the years since, however, it has come to be accepted as a stone classic that may even surpass the feel-good jams of Three Feet High And Rising with its expansive scope and more diverse subject matter (drug addiction, incest, poseurs, in addition to the more expected, light-hearted material). Prince Paul's production is, again, nothing short of brilliant and Plug's 1, 2 and 3 bring the flow that has made them, rightfully, hip-hop legends.