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De La Soul Is Dead is the second studio album by American hip-hop group De La Soul, released on May 14, 1991. The album was produced by Prince Paul, whose work on 3 Feet High and Rising was highly praised by music critics. The album's cover refers to the death of the ".

De La Soul’s second album, De La Soul Is Dead (1991) was a much more mature album. It featured a wealth of material that criticized the violent, careless direction that hip hop was heading in at the time, though it still managed to maintain a light, absurd sense of humor. The cover of the album features a broken daisy flower pot, symbolizing the death of the .

De La Soul‘s second album. Release date: May 13, 1991. De La Soul Is Dead is De La Soul’s second full-length album, which was released on May 13, 1991. The album was also selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums in 1998. The album’s cover refers to the death of the .

De La Soul (/ˌdeɪ lɑː ˈ-/) is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 in the Amityville area of Long Island, New York. They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'"

This album has an average beat per minute of 103 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 92/114 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist De La Soul Is Dead. BPM Profile De La Soul Is Dead. Album starts at 92BPM, ends at BPM (-92), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by De La Soul. And the Anonymous Nobody.

Features Song Lyrics for De La Soul's De La Soul Is Dead album. Fanatic Of The B Word Lyrics. 22. Intro (Da La Soal Is Dead) Lyrics. 23. Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From the BK Lyrics. 24. Johnny's Dead Aka Vincent Mason (live From The Bk Lounge) Lyrics. 25. Keepin' The Faith Lyrics.

This guest mix for ww. ixcloud. com/WhoSampled and ww. com/WaxPoetics was first published 3 months ago in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the release of De La Soul's sophomore LP 'De La Soul is Dead'. It has since been listened to tens of thousands of times on Mixcloud & Soundcloud. Following in the footsteps of 1989's sample heavy '3 Feet High and Rising', the album once again delves into unconventional and varied sample material from disco to spoken word via rock, jazz and soul with producer Prince Paul placing a unique spin on all of the above. In celebration of the album’s 25th birthday, we’ve teamed up with Wax Poetics to present an exclusive mixtape containing tracks from the album, remixes and, of course, original sample material used in the album’s production.

De La Soul released its long-awaited, crowd-funded album, And the Anonymous Nobody in August, which they discussed in the documentary as well. It includes songs that go on for more than five minutes and don’t feature lyrics until the end of the tune. At the end of the day, those 11,000 people are, like – you know, they saved our lives, Dave contends

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Intro
Voice [Uncredited] – Jeff
2 Oodles Of O's 3:32
3 Talkin' Bout Hey Love
Vocals – Ann Roberts, Tesha Sills
4 Pease Porridge 5:01
5 Skit 1 0:25
6 Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge) 1:56
7 A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
Featuring – Q-TipVocals – Vinia Mojica
8 WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty 0:46
9 Bitties In The BK Lounge
Featuring – Almond Joy
10 Skit 2 0:30
11 My Brother's A Basehead 4:20
12 Let, Let Me In 3:25
13 Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum) 4:03
14 Rap De Rap Show
Featuring – Bobby Simmons, Chris Height, Divine Styler, Jungle Brothers, Kim Carter, Q-Tip
15 Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa 4:09
16 Who Do U Worship?
Vocals – Ronald Chavalier
17 Skit 3 0:33
18 Kicked Out The House
Keyboards – Lisle Leete
19 Pass The Plugs 3:29
20 Not Over Till The Fat Lady Plays The Demo 1:29
21 Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) 5:05
22 WRMS: Cat's In Control
Featuring – Cat Jackson
23 Skit 4 0:12
24 Shwingalokate 4:13
25 Fanatic Of The B Word
Vocals – Mike G
26 Keepin' The Faith 4:44
27 Skit 5 0:32

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
  • Recorded At – Calliope Productions
  • Mastered At – The Hit Factory


  • Engineer – Al Watts, Anthony Sanders*, Bob Powers*, Chris Irwin, Lisle Leete, Mike Teelucksingh, Pat Gordon, Tee Mario, Tim Lathan*
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Producer – De La Soul, Prince Paul


Same as Other versions
Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TBLP 1029, TB 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBLP 1029, TB 1029 US 1991
662111 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Fnac Music 662111 France 1991
MG 1373 De La Soul Is Dead (part 1) ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records MG 1373 Poland 1991
MRCD 3184, MRCD3184 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Mega Records, Mega Records, Tommy Boy MRCD 3184, MRCD3184 Denmark 1991
492.054 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Stiletto 492.054 Brazil 1991

Comments: (1)
The CD version of "De La Soul Is Dead" is basically De La Soul's own The White Album (technically, The Beatles album wasn't called that, it was called "The Beatles" but whatever.) It's huge, sprawling, breathtakingly creative, diverse, and could probably use some generous pruning to give it a more focused scope. Like The Beatles' album, it has its share of perfect, well-crafted classic songs ("Oodles Of O's", "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)"), that showcase the group's strengths...as well as more than a handful of loose, loopy, possibly pot-inspired sketchy randomness ("Not Over Til The Fat Lady Plays The Demo" is definitely the "Wild Honey Pie" of DLSID.) Also like the fab four, the fab three are all over the map on DLSID, firing shots in every direction, even dipping into mocking hardcore "Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum)" and hip-house "Kicked Out The House", as well as diving enthusiastically into nostalgic, sunshiney disco with "A Rollerskating Jam Named 'Saturdays'". Also like The White Album, there are distinctly darker edges here: DLSID was a reaction to the dayglow neo-psychedelia of "3 Ft High And Rising" and a nearly-universal labeling of the group as "hippies", which is not how Pos, Dave and Maseo saw themselves. Like The Beatles, they were coming out of their brightly-colored, vividly psychedelic public identity and reacting to it by narrowing the spectrum of expression. On DLSID, songs like "Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa" and "My Brother's A Basehead" are thematically difficult, and many of the samples used on this album are far more emotionally complex than those on the group's debut. Even the album art, depicting a knocked-over pot of daisies atop stark black and white art is similar to The Beatles' minimalist white album art. George Martin, Beatles producer, was quoted a few times over the years saying he'd have made The White Album into a single, rather than double, album, cutting away the material he judged to be weakest. At nearly 80 minutes, DLSID is similarly heavy with content, some of which isn't exactly necessary, like "Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge)", "Not Over Til The Fat Lady Plays The Demo" the five(!) skits, the three WRMS radio station interludes. However, I love the scattershot approach of both albums and I don't think being concise and focused is necessarily the goal of great art. I originally owned DLSID on cassette and it was missing four songs that are on the CD version, "Kicked Out The House", "My Brother's A Basehead", "Who Do U Worship", and "Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge)", and the flow of the tracklist was fine. After getting the CD version, I got used to those additional four tracks and appreciate their inclusion.
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead album
Performer: De La Soul
Title: De La Soul Is Dead
Category: Hip hop
Country: US
Released: 1991
Rating: 4.9/5
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