Posts Tagged ‘De La Soul’
“Trugoy is ‘yogurt’ backwards. I enjoy to eat yogurt. I eat it a lot.”
De La Soul – “Freedom Of Speech (We Got Three Minutes)“
from Plug Tunin’ 12″ (Tommy Boy, 1988)
De La Soul – “Double Huey Skit“
from Say No Go Test Press 12″ (Tommy Boy, 1989)
My own words have never tasted better. Just a few weeks ago I was lamenting the web’s inability to produce detailed oral histories in the vein of XXL’s excellent “Making Of” series, then the virtually unknown prime domain real estate upstart hiphop.com smacks us all in the dome with just that: “The Making Of 3 Ft. High & Rising“. Angus Batey talks to De La, Prince Paul, Baby Bam, Kool Keith, Chuck D, and the Beastie Boys about the making and impact of that historic record. Here are some 3 Ft. B-sides to score your reading experience and an EPK to further enhance it.
De La Soul – “
Double Huey Skit“
from Say No Go Test Pressing 12″ (Tommy Boy, 1989); also 3 Ft. High & Rising… Remastered Bonus Disc (Tommy Boy, 2001)
Jordan and I have been wanting to dedicate an entire episode of our radio show to skits for about as long as we’ve had a radio. On paper it sounded like a great idea, but when we sat down to actually sketch it out, two hours seemed like a little much. You can only take so many drive-bys, answering machine messages, blow jobs, preachers and game show hosts. And most of the great skits come from Prince Paul, Rza and Dr. Dre (and their affiliates), everyone else is pretty derivative or down right wack. So we gave up on playing skits exclusively, but tonight we will be complementing our regularly scheduled programing with some of the best of the genre as well as premiering our own shows new intro/drop/ode to De La Souls masterful “Rap De Rap Show”. So yeah, listen live @ Gwradio.com tonight from 8-10 EST
Which brings to “Double Huey Skit”, an interlude that was left off 3 Ft. High & Rising for sample clearance issue. It finally saw release (along with a ton of other b-sides) on the very well put together bonus disc with a 3 Ft. High & Rising remaster a few years back. But than that reissue disappeared from stores almost immediately. I think it might still be available on import. It should be noted, that by modern standards, this features way more rapping than you’d expect from a ‘skit’.
On the self promotion tip, I got some very rare cds – Big Mello, The Coup, on ebay (as well as some random shit including an anticon 7″… i know, embarassing).