Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What's in our crate? De La Soul "3 Feet High & Rising"

I spend so much time and energy searching out rare and unknown rap 12"s that sometimes it's nice to go back and revisit a true classic that helped in my obsession. I was just reading an article about this mall in my hometown that has been abandoned for years now. It was the mall that was closest to my childhood home so I remember being there a LOT when I was a kid. I remember seeing the video for "Potholes in my Lawn" on either YO! MTV Raps or RAP CITY (which came on right when I would get home from school) and I loved it. The next time I was at Northridge mall I bought 3 Feet High & Rising on vinyl from Musicland. Now it seems crazy that there was a time when you could go to the mall and buy a new release on vinyl. I still have that copy (amongst the 3 or 4 other copies I have picked up for next to nothing over the years) and it still sounds great. Well, the actual original pressing sounds like shit, but the album still holds up. I can't believe that in March this record will be 23 years old. This one was a game changer
Here's one of my favorite tracks. "Change in Speak"

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