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De La Soul: Three Feet High And Rising (Big Life LP/Cassette/CD)

Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 18 March 1989

ARE YOU ready for Martian hip-hop? Can you handle the new nutty boys of rap, the maddest, baddest bunch on the block? Can you imagine a Sesame Street where the mutant offspring of George Clinton's Mothership have grown up, chilled out to the new rap language and, fuelled by hallucinogenics us earthlings have never even heard of, never mind ingested, unleashed the first, fully formed manifesto for The Daisy Age? Yes. Yes. Yes. Meet De La Soul.

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