2023 reissue, 2×12″ LP, AOI Records/Chrysalis. Yellow vinyl.
The debut album from De La Soul (Trugoy, Maseo and Posdunos) gets another reissue here, pretty much ensuring this longstanding Long Island hip-hop trio never stay out of the limelight. Renowned for its uniquely positive spin on hip-hop amid a harsher world of dark, hardball gangster rap, classics such as ‘Me, Myself And I’ are known the world over, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a soul who doesn’t have so much as an inkling as to how it sounds. While they were labelled as ‘hippies’ at the time, they’ve since gone on to influence many hip-hop artists internationally. – Juno