3 Feet High And Rising (album) by De La Soul

3 Feet High And Rising
3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 536th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 483 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1989 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (80th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (536th)
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De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising Cassette - Original 1989 Hip Hop
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3 Feet High And Rising is ranked as the best album by De La Soul.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.4.

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From 01/08/2020 04:43
The culmination of the evolutionary arc of hip hop’s first decade. The fact that 30 years later it’s still sounds bold and revolutionary is a testament to the genius of De La Soul and 3 Feet High.
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From 02/14/2018 11:44
3 Feet High And Rising BEA Ranked 494 Feb 2018

What a joy it was listening to this classic . I'm not a Hip Hop guy yet my 2 listens of this album were 100% enjoyable . Every music fan needs to hear this album

Interesting to read some hate in the comments in relation to the skits which really surprised me . The skits here aren't great I'll admit that but in comparison to the immature and purile skits on Eminems albums they are pure genius , and also remember this album is credited with being first to introduce skits into the Hip Hop album

For some reason I always (wrongly) assumed the album title "3 Feet High And Rising " was a Marijuana reference as in a growing plant when in actual fact its from a Johnny Cash song '5 Feet High And Rising "

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From 01/02/2018 01:55
What to say about this record that hasn't already been said...funny, quirky, brilliant, ahead of its time? I don't know - how about "classic"?
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From 05/08/2016 20:13
I just love the groove to this album...yeah the skit's aren't brilliant as individual things but in the context of the whole album don't spoil it. Not my normal style of music but edges out Run DMC's Raising Hell for me.
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From 04/17/2016 00:27
Even for me, this was a fun as hell hip-hop album. Had to buy it on vinyl after I heard it.
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From 10/29/2015 19:27
Stellar production from Prince Paul and lots of fun to listen to. Along with Paul's Boutique (Beastie Boys, Dust Brothers producing), this was a groundbreaking production showcase LP in 1989, just before/as the sample clearance crackdown began. Would be better if it was ten to fifteen minutes shorter - just a few weak tracks holding it back from being a perfect album.
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From 08/02/2015 18:53
I'm still convinced it's underrated. Top Tier Hip Hop right here.
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From 05/18/2015 10:39
It might be difficult to comprehend the significance of this album today but this was about as revolutionary as the invention of the electric guitar.
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From 04/01/2015 04:14
The Best Hip hop album of the 80's
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From 11/20/2014 00:39
Pretty good hip hop album.
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Best Albums of 1989
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
5. On Fire by Galaxie 500
6. Bleach by Nirvana
7. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
8. 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
9. Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
10. New York by Lou Reed
11. Technique by New Order
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14. The Sensual World by Kate Bush
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