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de La Soul Albums - 3 Feet High and Rising, Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, de La Soul Is Dead (Paperback) Loot Price: R369
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de La Soul Albums - 3 Feet High and Rising, Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, de La...

de La Soul Albums - 3 Feet High and Rising, Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, de La Soul Is Dead (Paperback)

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Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: 3 Feet High and Rising, Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, de La Soul Is Dead, the Grind Date, Stakes Is High, de La Soul Discography, Buhloone Mindstate, Aoi: Bionix, de La Mix Tape: Remixes, Rarities and Classics, the Impossible: Mission Tv Series - Pt. 1, Live at Tramps, Nyc, 1996, Clear Lake Audiotorium, Days Off Ep. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 74. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: 3 Feet High and Rising - Lyrically, the album was unusual for its time. Even beside its exhortations for peace and harmony, many of the songs are personal and heartfelt recountings of early sexual intercourse ("Jenifa Taught Me"), love ("Eye Know") and insecurity regarding personal appearance and fashion ("Can U Keep a Secret," "A Little Bit of Soap" "Take It Off"). With the exception of "Do As De La Does," there is very little profanity on the album, in contrast to most hip hop albums from the time period. Many of the lyrics are humorous and/or nonsensical, and are inventive and original, stylistic predecessors of MF Doom and Busta Rhymes; Posdnous compares the rhymes to dance in "The Magic Number" ("the phrasing Fred Astaires"). Many of the listeners who compared the group to hippies criticized the album for a childlike, simple approach at complex issues, as on "Tread Water," where a series of animals exhort the listener to maintain a positive mental attitude. Supporters point to songs like "Say No Go" as a realistic portrayal of the pitfalls of drug abuse. The title, besides being a Hall & Oates sample, is a reference to Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign; Posdnous criticizes Reagan, but applauds the sentiment. The song was deeply personal for Posdnous, whose own brother was addicted to crack cocaine. Th...http: //booksllc.net/?id=194539

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Group
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-17631-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-155-17631-6
Barcode: 9781155176314

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