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De La Soul Is Dead

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1991 Ratings: #203 / 410
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
1991 Ratings: #35
May 13, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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notanalt
90
I Can't Believe De La Soul Is Dead Oh My God I'm Literally Shaking Oh God Oh No.
tha138
67
Smart enough to play the dead, while looking for a way to make its second, uncertain step, under a cloudy sky, De La Soul wishes to remove the "Save the Daisies" badge which is pinned in its dna.
HHGA
94
De La Soul more or less invented the rap-skit and to this day, they remain one of the very few acts who know how to use it. Where in 95% of the cases skits do not add anything, except annoying breaks in the flow of albums, De La actually know how to use a skit in the right way – to give a thematic and coherent feel to an album.

De La Soul Is Dead is a long album, but packed with brilliance, musically and lyrically. A marked change in style and feel to their equally brilliant debut 3 Feet ... read more
GABRIELinHELL
80
Very good
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
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#17/Spin

Track List

  1. Intro 
  2. Oodles Of O's 
  3. Talkin' Bout Hey Love 
  4. Pease Porridge 
  5. Skit 1 
  6. Johnny's Dead Aka Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge) 
  7. A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays' 
  8. WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty 
  9. Bitties In The BK Lounge 
  10. Skit 2 
  11. My Brother's A Basehead 
  12. Let, Let Me In 
  13. Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum) 
  14. Rap De Rap Show 
  15. Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa 
  16. Who Do U Worship? 
  17. Skit 3 
  18. Kicked Out The House 
  19. Pass The Plugs 
  20. Not Over Till The Fat Lady Plays The Demo 
  21. Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) 
  22. WRMS: Cat's In Control 
  23. Skit 4 
  24. Shwingalokate 
  25. Fanatic Of The B Word 
  26. Keepin' The Faith 
  27. Skit 5
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