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

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3 Feet High And Rising
3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul (1989)
Overall rank: 493rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 434 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1989 (8th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (70th)
Top 500 albums of all time (493rd)

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3 Feet High And Rising is ranked as the best album by De La Soul.

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3 Feet High And Rising track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Intro
 70/100 (42 votes)
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2.Track pickThe Magic Number
 86/100 (73 votes)
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3.Change In Speak
 78/100 (46 votes)
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4.Cool Breeze On The Rocks
 72/100 (41 votes)
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5.Can U Keep A Secret
 71/100 (40 votes)
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6.Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
 79/100 (50 votes)
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7.Ghetto Thang
 82/100 (48 votes)
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8.Transmitting Live From Mars
 73/100 (36 votes)
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9.Track pickEye Know
 87/100 (63 votes)
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10.Take It Off
 70/100 (39 votes)
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11.A Little Bit Of Soap
 74/100 (39 votes)
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12.Tread Water
 79/100 (45 votes)
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13.Potholes In My Lawn
 78/100 (47 votes)
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14.Say No Go
 82/100 (51 votes)
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15.Do As De La Does
 70/100 (39 votes)
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16.Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend)
 77/100 (46 votes)
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17.De La Orgee
 64/100 (37 votes)
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18.Buddy (Feat. Jungle Brothers And Q-Tip From A Tribe Called Quest)
 78/100 (45 votes)
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19.Description
 71/100 (37 votes)
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20.Me Myself And I
 83/100 (61 votes)
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21.This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Fulltime Era (L. I. F. E.)
 75/100 (40 votes)
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22.I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
 71/100 (37 votes)
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23.D .A. I. S. Y. Age
 75/100 (41 votes)
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24.Plug Tunin' (Original 12" Version)
 79/100 (40 votes)
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3 Feet High And Rising rankings

3 Feet High And Rising ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 434 votes)
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45/100
10/10/2018 16:54
67/100
 
100/100
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80/100
 
75/100
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70/100
 
75/100
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79/100
 
90/100
09/21/2018 19:41
87/100

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65/100
From Brad1770 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 Diomed 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 Rich150 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 Anti 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 baystateoftheart 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 PsychologistHD 08/02/2015 18:53
I'm still convinced it's underrated. Top Tier Hip Hop right here.
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From ButterThumbz 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 peate754 04/01/2015 04:14
The Best Hip hop album of the 80's
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From HoldenM 11/20/2014 00:39
Pretty good hip hop album.
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From swhaze 11/18/2014 18:41
They are a little silly and quirky at times, but these guys helped define hip-hop in the late 80's.
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