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De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead album

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead album
  • Performer De La Soul
  • Title De La Soul Is Dead
  • Date of release 1991
  • Country US
  • Style Leftfield, Hip-House, Disco, Jazzy Hip-Hop, Conscious
  • Other formats VOC MP1 AA MP2 RA WMA DTS
  • Genre Rap
  • Size MP3 1642 mb
  • Size FLAC 1457 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 510

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 .

The best cuts on De la Soul Is Dead - A Roller Skating Jam Named ‘Saturdays' (built on samples of Chic, Chicago and the title cut from the film Grease), Talkin’ Bout Hey Love (a reconstructed power-pop ode) and Bitties in the BK Lounge (with a mean game of cross-gender dozens) - resurrect love-jones clichés while methodically (and melodically) mining. Loping along a jazz-piano riff, piling up detail after innocent detail ( He’s your fathe. .What happened, did he ground you?

This article is a detailed listing of releases by the hip hop group De La Soul. They have one platinum and two gold records, and one Grammy Award. The group have sold over 5 million albums in the US. Clear Lake Audiotorium (1994). For Your Pain & Suffering (2016). 1996: "I Can't Call It" (from High School High (soundtrack)). 1997: "Chanel No. Fever" (from Men in Black: The Album). 1997: "Gettin' Down at the Amphitheater" (from Common album One Day It'll All Make Sense).

Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey). Help Is on the Way by The Whatnauts (1981). Beat by Lou Johnson (1971). Impeach the President by The Honey Drippers (1973). see 14 more connections. A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays" by De La Soul feat. Q-Tip and Vinia Mojica. La Di Da Di by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick (1985). Sho Nuff (Unreleased From the De La Soul Is Dead Sessions 1991). Do the Funky Penguin by Rufus Thomas (1971).

De La Soul burned out on their own hype fast, and their dark, strange second album is a counter-blast to their image and hip-hop culture: perverse, dissatisfied, sometimes brilliant, sometimes out of control. Occasionally it seems mean-spirited-the single "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)" finds them grousing about getting deluged by demo tapes, and "Kicked Out The House" is a nasty (if very funny) parody of hip-house. But no one's ever made a rap album that sounds like this

O primeiro álbum de De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising é amplamente considerado pela comunidade hip-hop como um clássico, deixando este, o sucessor, subestimado. A capa do álbum, um vaso quebrado de margaridas, sinaliza o fim da ". Apesar do fato de claramente não querer ser classificado como hippies, o grupo não quis ser classificado como hardcore. Imagens, vídeos, arquivos biográficos e arquivos relacionados a De La Soul Is Dead também são fontes enciclopédicas aceitáveis.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Intro
Voice [Jeff] – Jeff Voice [Playground Honeys] – Alexis , Caitlin , Christine , Donnis , Tiffany Voice [Playground Roughnecks] – D.J. Aub, Maseo, Mista LawngeWritten-By – C. Johns*, L. Farrow*
A2 Oodles Of O's
Written-By – T. Waits*
A3 Talkin' Bout Hey Love
Vocals [Heyish Riffin'] – Tesha SillsVocals [Heyish Singing] – Ann RobertsWritten-By – C. Paul*, M Broadnax*, S. Gainsbourg*, S. Wonder*
A4 Pease Porridge
Voice [Fight Commentators] – Mikey Roads, Squirrel Voice [Gossip Gladiators] – Jennette , Lashawn Voice [Grandma Mase] – Squirrel Voice [Jabib] – JarobiVoice [Scheming Punk Pinocchios] – Bobby Simmons, Prince PaulVoice [The Frog] – Lisle LeeteWritten-By – A. Goodhart*, A. Hoffman*, B. Birthright*, H. Magidson*
A5 Skit 1
Voice [Playground Roughnecks] – D.J. Aub, Maseo, Mista Lawnge
A6 Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge) 1:57
A7 A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
Vocals [Disco Diva Singer] – Vinia MojicaVoice [Wrms Personality] – Russell SimmonsWritten-By – J. Davis*, R. Mathews*
A8 WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty
Written-By – J. Sample*
A9 Bitties In The BK Lounge
Voice [Bitties] – Almond Joy, Jenette*, Monique , Naima , Tonya Voice [Wrms Personality] – Baby Chris*Written-By – K. Nix*, O.K. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*
A10 Skit 2 0:31
A11 Let, Let Me In
Written-By – B. Birthright*, B. McCracken*, J. Moore*, L. Fulson*, The El Dorados
B1 Rap De Rap Show
Voice [Promo Players] – Bobby Simmons, Chris Height, De La Soul, Divine Styler, Jungle Brothers, Kim Carter, Mike*, Prince Paul, Q-Tip
B2 Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
Bass [Bass Player] – Ardic SeamanWritten-By – G. Clinton*, G. Cook*
B3 Skit 3
Voice [Playground Roughnecks] – D.J. Aub, Maseo, Mista Lawnge
B4 Pass The Plugs
Rap [Uncredited] – Prince PaulWritten-By – W. Smith*, E. Wright*, J. Perry
B5 Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
Written-By – C. Bobbit*, Curiosity, Glenn Skinner, J. Brown*, J. Starks*
B6 WRMS: Cat's In Control
Voice [Sexy One-night-stand Radio Personality] – Cat JacksonWritten-By – J. Sample*
B7 Skit 4
Voice [Playground Roughnecks] – D.J. Aub, Maseo, Mista Lawnge
B8 Shwingalokate
Written-By – B. Nelson*, G. Clinton*, K. McCord*
B9 Fanatic Of The B Word
Rap [Uncredited] – DresVocals [Uncredited] – Huey Love*, Lucien, Mista LawngeVoice [Zooted Vocal Intro] – Mike "Dreddy Bear" G*Written-By – A. Titus*, D. Kinsey*, M. Jones*, R. Kinsey*
B10 Keepin' The Faith
Written-By – B. Marley*, D. Webster*, M. Adams*, M. Hicks*, R. Turner*, R. Temperton*, S. Young*, S. Arrington*, T. Lockett*
B11 Skit 5
Voice [Playground Roughnecks] – D.J. Aub, Maseo, Mista Lawnge

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Calliope Productions
  • Mixed At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Mixed At – Island Media Studios
  • Mastered At – The Hit Factory
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tommy Boy Music
  • Copyright (c) – Tommy Boy Music


  • Design [Logo] – Mark Weinberg
  • Engineer [Mix] – Al Watts, Anthony Sanders*, Bob Powers*, Chris Irwin, Lisle Leete, Mike Teelucksingh, Pat Gordon, Tee Mario, Tim Lathan*
  • Illustration [Cover] – Joseph Buckingham*
  • Illustration [Liner Notes] – Al Callabrass
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Producer – De La Soul, Prince Paul
  • Rap – Posdnuos, Trugoy The Dove
  • Scratches – Maseo
  • Written-By – D. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, P. Huston*, V. Mason*


Direct Metal Mastering (DMM)

All boring tracks recorded at Calliope Productions.
Mixed at Battery Studios and Island Media.
Mastered at Hit Factory, New York.


Talkin' Bout Hey Love
Talkin' Bout Hey Love by Stevie Wonder
Les Oubliettes by Serge Gainsbourg

Pease Porridge
Pease Porridge & Finger Fun by Rhythm & Rhyme (see Sharron Lucky - Rhythm And Rhyme)
Black Eyed Susan Brown by Brother Bones

A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays
Evil Vibrations by Mighty Ryeders (Misspelled "Mighty Ryders")
Grease by Frankie Valli
Saturday In The Park by Chicago
Light My Fire by Young Holt Unlimited

WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty
In All My Wildest Dreams by Joe Sample

Bitties In The BK Lounge
No Frills by Taana Gardner
It's Your Thing by Lou Donaldson

Let, Let Me In
Tramp by Lowell Fulson
At My Front Door by The El Dorados
The Three Little Pigs (Houghton-Mifflin)

Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
I'll Stay & Mommy, What's A Funkadelic by Funkadelic

Pass The Plugs
Oops, Here I Go Again by Edna Wright

Not Over Till The Fat Lady Plays The Demo
En Melody by Serge Gainsbourg

Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
Help Is On The Way by The Whatnauts
Pass The Peas by The J.B.'s

Mr. Groove by One Way
Placebo Syndrome by Parliament

Fanatic Of The B Word
Freedom by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Keepin' The Faith
Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley
Sign Of The Times by Bob James

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 16998-10 1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side a): TB 1029 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side b): TB 1029 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side a etched): TB1029-ARE2 DMM SP1-2 ESH HIT FACORY COIN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side b etched): TB 1029 B-3-DMM 4 26-01 SP1-1
  • Rights Society: BMI

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
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, Yel) Tommy Boy TBCD 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