I have been slowly listening to all of De La Soul’s music after many years of stating that I am going to really check them out. I feel like I am decades late on discovering just how amazing this trio is. Their music is deeply lyrical and understated in the messages they are trying to convey.
Where on “3 Feet High and Rising” they were comical but insightful, on “Stakes on High” the group have really stepped up not only their lyrics but their production. The title track states how much hip hop culture has changed which is even current in today’s world where hip hip is no longer original but copycatted. Check out the music video above which has the group on a Maury Povich show.