Additional information about this, De La Soul vinyl art.
De La Soul – The Artist
De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1988 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. Posdnuos, Trugoy, and Maseo formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin'”. With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been called “a hip hop masterpiece.”
Eye Know – The Song
“Eye Know” is a 1989 single from De La Soul’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. It peaked at number 14 on the UK singles chart. The song is an upbeat love song featuring guitar and horn samples from The Mad Lads’ “Make This Young Lady Mine”, whistle sample from Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, guitar, keyboard and vocal samples from Steely Dan’s “Peg” and drums from Lee Dorsey’s “Get Out of My Life, Woman”. This song was used on Match of the Day 2 as background music during the showing of Saturday’s goals from 2004 to 2008.
The Rapper – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a modern day rapper, wearing a baseball cap while rapping into his microphone. Hip hop music or hip-hop music, also known as rap music and formerly known as disco rap, is a genre of popular music that originated in New York City in the 1970s. It consists of stylized rhythmic music (usually built around drum beats) that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds), and rhythmic beatboxing.
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