Stakes Is High

De La Soul - Stakes Is High
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Based on 6 reviews
1996 Ratings: #55 / 68
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Based on 75 ratings
1996 Ratings: #28
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If your oldhead ass ever gets interested in De La Soul, you will be told by other oldheads that 3 Feet High And RIsing is the one you should start with.

Because this is the first record that you are recommended, you might come to the conclusion that this is De La's best record. This is a lie: do not believe it, as the government is trying to convince you that bubbly, zero-stakes hip hop is what you should listen to. Little kid shit.

When you're ready to grow the fuck up, here's the De La Soul ... read more


im sorry this shit was borin as HELL idk why DLS albums are the length of a double album
the production is great but it gets drowned out as it plays and plays and it gets boring as fuck
DLS after 3FAHR is mid or trash fuck outta here


Before I give my thoughts on the project, just wanna say thanks to @Rollo_P for introducing me to this project, because damn, I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did.

Like most people, my introduction to De La Soul was the album 3 Feet High And Rising. That album was known to be a relatively happy album with very cheerful beats and great vocals, which it certainly was, and that album is still a 9/10 for me. However, I never heard too many people talk about any of their other ... read more

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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Supa Emcees
  3. The Bizness (feat. Common)
  4. Wonce Again Long Island
  5. Dinninit
  6. Brakes
  7. Dog Eat Dog
  8. Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby
  9. Long Island Degrees
  10. Betta Listen
  11. Itzsoweezee (HOT)
  12. 4 More (feat. Zhane)
  13. Big Brother Beat (feat. Mos Def)
  14. Down Syndrome
  15. Pony Ride (feat. Truth Enola)
  16. Stakes Is High
  17. Sunshine
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Added on: June 25, 2014