Digital Underground’s second release contains two remixes of their debut album, three new songs and a skit. “Tie the Knot” and “Same Song” were featured in the film “Nothing But Trouble”. If you like Digital Underground this E.P. is a no brainer. To everyone else: If you like funk and you’re okay with not getting pure Hip Hop you’ll enjoy it. Oh, I almost forgot: 2Pac makes his first appearence to the Hip Hop world on the track “Same Song”.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are about to present you one of the most influential Hip Hop albums of all time: 3 Feet High And Rising. Produced by the later so famous Prince Paul it features really nice, poppy sounding samples which made the album such a high seller. Being members of the Native Tongues Posse, De La Soul were just the total opposite to groups such as N.W.A. transporting gangster themes. Instead a positive attitude toward life and peace & harmony characterized their lyrics.
An underrated gem by Digital Underground, a crossover band with origins in Oakland, CA. They heavily sampled funky songs from the 70’s. It really pays off here. Mellow voices rap and partially sing about having fun, talking about sex and partying. The whole record is highly consistent and a joy to listen to.
Naughty by Nature’s second album after their successful debut. NBN are one of the few Hip Hop groups that dropped several very good albums and didn’t have a disappointing release. That’s why they’re one of my favourite rap groups. This record is very consistent. There’s no bad track on here. They shine as usual with their superior rapping skills and the beats and the background music fits just perfectly. Underrated one, be sure to check it out!