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De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead mp3 download
Performer: De La Soul
Title: De La Soul Is Dead
Country: US
Released: 1991
Rating: 4.1/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MP1 AHX FLAC MOD MPC VOC AA
FLAC size: 1847 mb | MP3 size: 1626 mb | WMA size: 1109 mb
Genre: Hip hop

De La Soul Is Dead is the second studio album by American hip-hop group De La Soul, released on May 14, 1991. The album was produced by Prince Paul, whose work on 3 Feet High and Rising was highly praised by music critics. The album's cover refers to the death of the ".

De La Soul (/ˌdeɪ lɑː ˈ-/) is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 in the Amityville area of Long Island, New York. They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Posdnuos, Trugoy and Maseo. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'"

De La fancied themselves a constantly evolving entity, and when told there was no where else for them to go, or at least anywhere better, the hippies abandoned their peace; De La Soul was dead. If the broken flower pot (look daisies!) on the cover isn’t enough visual representation of De La’s then current view of their social movement, De La Soul Is Dead doesn’t waste too much time getting the point across. Often mashed up with A Tribe Called Quest as the forefathers of jazz rap, De La Soul Is Dead continued to cement that position. The album is decidedly harsher then their debut and while they flex their confrontational muscles more with the rhyming, the album’s instrumentals are still lush, laid back jams; who seem to promote the nodding of your head more than the shaking of your ass. Prince Paul is a master behind the boards, providing track after track of killer beats.

De La Soul Enlist Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon for Kickstarter-Funded Album. View All. 3 Feet High and Rising.

De La Soul is handling everything in the album process, from publicity to coordinating schedules for the features, including Snoop Dogg. To hold fans over while they wait for the new release date of August 26, De La Soul released the For Your Pain and Suffering EP last month to show that they understand the fans’ anticipation. Even though 3 Feet High and Rising caught everyone’s attention because of it’s innovativeness, De La Soul is Dead is still championed by many. Honestly, 3 Feet High and Rising helped a lot of people, Posdnuos says. They would tell us, ‘Through that album, it introduced me to other artists within Hip Ho.

De La Soul's second album, originally released in 1991, was initially received poorly by the press and their fans due to its immediate rejection of the 'daisy-age' image created by their debut LP. In the years since, however, it has come to be accepted as a stone classic that may even surpass the feel-good jams of Three Feet High And Rising with its expansive scope and more diverse subject matter (drug addiction, incest, poseurs, in addition to the more expected, light-hearted material). 3. Talkin' Bout Hey Love. 5. Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live from the BK Lounge). 6. A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays". 7. WRMS' Dedication to the Bitty.

Tracklist

Intro 2:14
Oodles Of O's 3:31
Talkin' Bout Hey Love 2:27
Pease Porridge 5:02
Skit 1 0:25
Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge) 1:57
A Rollerskating Jam Named "Saturdays" 4:02
WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty 0:46
Bitties In The BK Lounge 5:40
Skit 2 0:31
Let, Let Me In 3:25
Rap De Rap Show 2:19
Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa 4:10
Skit 3 0:33
Pass The Plugs 3:30
Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) 5:06
WRMS: Cat's In Control 0:34
Skit 4 0:12
Shwingalokate 4:14
Fanatic Of The B Word 4:09
Keepin' The Faith 4:45
Skit 5 0:32

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TBLP 1029, TB 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBLP 1029, TB 1029 US 1991
FIN 021 LP De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album, Promo, TP) Flying International FIN 021 LP Italy 1991
TB 1041 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(2xLP, Album) Tommy Boy TB 1041 US 1991
TB 1041 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo) Tommy Boy TB 1041 US 1991
662111 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Fnac Music 662111 France 1991
MRCD 3184, MRCD3184 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Mega Records, Mega Records, Tommy Boy MRCD 3184, MRCD3184 Denmark 1991
9031-74359-2 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Tommy Boy 9031-74359-2 Germany 1991
TBCD 3682 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 3682 Benelux 1991
BLR CD8, BLR CD 8 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Big Life, Big Life BLR CD8, BLR CD 8 UK 1991
848 903-2 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) FFRR 848 903-2 Canada 1991
D 30542 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Liberation Records D 30542 Australia 1991
TBCD1029, TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBCD1029, TBCD 1029 UK 1991
FIN 021 CD De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Flying International FIN 021 CD Italy 1991
9G0431, TBLP 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Gasa, Tommy Boy 9G0431, TBLP 1029 Spain 1991
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 US 1991
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, Club) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 US 1991
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, Club) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 US 1991
662111 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, Gol) Fnac Music 662111 France 1991
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, Yel) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 US 1991
FIN 021 MC De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Flying Records FIN 021 MC Italy 1991
664 111 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Fnac Music 664 111 France 1991
MRMC 3184 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Mega Records MRMC 3184 Denmark 1991
9031-74360-4 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) EastWest, Tommy Boy 9031-74360-4 Europe 1991
BLR MC8 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Big Life, Tommy Boy BLR MC8 UK 1991
TBC 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy TBC 1029 US 1991
664 111 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Fnac Music 664 111 France 1991
848 903-4 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy 848 903-4 Canada 1991
TBC 3682 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy TBC 3682 Benelux 1991
5G0431 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Grabaciones Accidentales, S.A. 5G0431 Spain 1991
TBC 50549 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy TBC 50549 Greece 1991
TBC-1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Tommy Boy TBC-1029 US 1991
0634 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Elbo 0634 Poland 1991
492.054 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Stiletto 492.054 Brazil 1991
L 30542 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Liberation Records L 30542 Australia 1991
9031-74358-1 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) EastWest, Tommy Boy 9031-74358-1 Europe 1991
4G0431 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Grabaciones Accidentales 4G0431 Spain 1991
VG 50549 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Virgin VG 50549 Greece 1991
BLR LP 8, BLR LP8, BLR LP8 - 1 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life BLR LP 8, BLR LP8, BLR LP8 - 1 UK 1991
661 111 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Fnac Music 661 111 France 1991
TBLP 3682, TBCD 3682 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy TBLP 3682, TBCD 3682 Europe 1991
FIN 021 LP De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Flying International FIN 021 LP Italy 1991
MRLP 3184 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album) Mega Records MRLP 3184 Denmark 1991
TB 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy TB 1029 US 1991
BLR LP8 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Big Life BLR LP8 UK 1991
FIN021MC, FIN019MC De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead/Ring Ring Ring(Ha Ha Hey) ‎(2xCass, Album, Single) Flying Records, Flying Records FIN021MC, FIN019MC Italy 1991
MG 1373 De La Soul Is Dead (part 1) ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records MG 1373 Poland 1991
TBCD 1029, 1699-81029-2 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, RE) Tommy Boy, Warner Strategic Marketing TBCD 1029, 1699-81029-2 Europe 2003
4M902, 4m902 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards, 4 Men With Beards 4M902, 4m902 US 2008
none De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(27xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (De La Soul Self-released) none US 2014
TB-5109-1 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(2xLP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gre) Tommy Boy TB-5109-1 US 2019
K 315 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead (Part 2) ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) TOP music K 315 Poland Unknown
TB 1041 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Tommy Boy TB 1041 Europe Unknown
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 US Unknown
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, RE) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 US Unknown
TBCD 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, RE) Tommy Boy TBCD 1029 Germany Unknown
1699810292 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, RE) Warner Strategic Marketing 1699810292 Australia Unknown
MUSH32073.2 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, RE) Liberation Records, Tommy Boy MUSH32073.2 Australia Unknown
TBCD 1029, 1699-81029-2 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Tommy Boy, Warner Strategic Marketing TBCD 1029, 1699-81029-2 Europe Unknown
387 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Megaton 387 Poland Unknown
ES 703 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 703 Poland Unknown
9031-74358-1 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) EastWest , Tommy Boy 9031-74358-1 Europe Unknown


Comments (39)
Weiehan
It does sound really good. Like the guy below said, it would have been nice if there were an insert, but I'm satisfied with it.
Andromathris
where are they selling this? i am a VMP member, i dont see it anywhere on their site
Gavinrage
Was sold on announce day for the De La Record Of The Month, sold out in about 5 hours.
Debeme
I’m a massive De La fan so had to grab this when it dropped on VMP... great that the full album exists on vinyl officially for the first time (and yes I’m aware of the Tommy Boy shit) but a couple points that could have been improved with this release, 1) the cover artwork is a poorly scanned reproduction - the original artist (Joe Buck) could have been approached.... 2) none of the liner notes are provided, this includes the cartoon that ties in with the album skits.... just seems like the release was rushed and the attention to detail is lacking compared to the excellent 3ft High reissue with the spot varnished sleeve printed on yellow card w/ printed inners.
Muniath
lol wut? no it isn't. no one should listen to his person. as OP said, it has shit cover art, missing inserts and most copies are warped.
Grarana
Yup. and another reason why people are idiots for clamoring over this press. It's sub par and, now, waaaaaaay over priced.
THOMAS
Finally managed to get one after the VMP surprise limited release bullshit (screw them). Sounds excellent, very pleased to have the whole thing on double vinyl after all these years. The cover art looks fine to me, and the complete liner notes are on the back cover. No comic, but if anybody wants I can take pics of them from my original copy.
zmejka
joe buck sucks anyway, he ruins the world series every year
Blueshaper
this is by far the best & complete version of this album available on vinyl.in my opinion the sound quality is top notch & art work doesn't look that bad colors could look a little more vivid.i'm glad i was able to get my copy & highly recommend this pressing to anyone wanting this album.
Giamah
Just be glad you got a copy. I just found out about this release, and I'm a bitter bear right now.
Zainian
Despite having secured a copy of it, watching those VMP copies of De La Soul hitting the 100s on the resell when they finally get shipped out is bound to induce some anxiety in me.
Lavivan
There definitely will be a reissue. Tommy Boy did it for Buhloone Mindstate so they will most likely do it for this one. They are realizing now that the demand for this is outrageous and they will probably get to work on it. It might be a while for it though since all the major pressing plants are probably backed up by Record Store Day 2019. I'd expect it this summer.
Ganthisc
There's gotta be a non-club reissue coming, right? It's too good to just press 1000 copies for the world.
Dranar
My copy of this version is quite thrashed (many scratches), but none the less seems to be mastered at a very low level. Poor sound quality throughout, practically impossible to listen to.
Virn
As has been mentioned this is a terrible pressing 4MWB's really are a wack outfit. Picked up a copy cheapish, but sold it very soon after as it was pointless to own as it was annoying to listen to.
Made-with-Love
Don’t buy this copy... definately not for DJ due to volume level
Ynap
any word on a real reissue? It's been over 25 years since first released. I would like to see this album get the full reissue treatment by possibly light in the attic records?
SiIеnt
no public release?......thats really lame....Im not into the record club thing.
snowball
vinyl me please is reissuing it as an exclusive: https://app.vinylmeplease.com/products/featured-exclusives/de-la-soul-de-la-soul-is-dead
Hiylchis
I've gotta say that this sounds pretty decent for a bootleg so if you can't afford the original, I'd recommend this one for sure. The only problem with mine is that it has a very slight warp, but it doesn't affect the playback at all.
iSlate
Ugh, have had this LP for years (pretty sure I bought it at fat beats), but it just doesn't quite sound right. It's sad how neglected and poorly managed De La's catalog is, because of sample clearances and the fact that they're a hip hop group doesn't help.
Erennge
Yeah pyenapple, the recordings output is low, but my students love it though.
Ynye
The CD version of "De La Soul Is Dead" is basically De La Soul's own The White Album (technically, The Beatles album wasn't called that, it was called "The Beatles" but whatever.) It's huge, sprawling, breathtakingly creative, diverse, and could probably use some generous pruning to give it a more focused scope. Like The Beatles' album, it has its share of perfect, well-crafted classic songs ("Oodles Of O's", "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)"), that showcase the group's strengths...as well as more than a handful of loose, loopy, possibly pot-inspired sketchy randomness ("Not Over Til The Fat Lady Plays The Demo" is definitely the "Wild Honey Pie" of DLSID.) Also like the fab four, the fab three are all over the map on DLSID, firing shots in every direction, even dipping into mocking hardcore "Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum)" and hip-house "Kicked Out The House", as well as diving enthusiastically into nostalgic, sunshiney disco with "A Rollerskating Jam Named 'Saturdays'". Also like The White Album, there are distinctly darker edges here: DLSID was a reaction to the dayglow neo-psychedelia of "3 Ft High And Rising" and a nearly-universal labeling of the group as "hippies", which is not how Pos, Dave and Maseo saw themselves. Like The Beatles, they were coming out of their brightly-colored, vividly psychedelic public identity and reacting to it by narrowing the spectrum of expression. On DLSID, songs like "Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa" and "My Brother's A Basehead" are thematically difficult, and many of the samples used on this album are far more emotionally complex than those on the group's debut. Even the album art, depicting a knocked-over pot of daisies atop stark black and white art is similar to The Beatles' minimalist white album art. George Martin, Beatles producer, was quoted a few times over the years saying he'd have made The White Album into a single, rather than double, album, cutting away the material he judged to be weakest. At nearly 80 minutes, DLSID is similarly heavy with content, some of which isn't exactly necessary, like "Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge)", "Not Over Til The Fat Lady Plays The Demo" the five(!) skits, the three WRMS radio station interludes. However, I love the scattershot approach of both albums and I don't think being concise and focused is necessarily the goal of great art. I originally owned DLSID on cassette and it was missing four songs that are on the CD version, "Kicked Out The House", "My Brother's A Basehead", "Who Do U Worship", and "Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From The BK Lounge)", and the flow of the tracklist was fine. After getting the CD version, I got used to those additional four tracks and appreciate their inclusion.
Pipet
one of the best albums ever made - period
Urreur
One of the best hip-hop albums of all time. Very similar elements to A Tribe Called Quest. "Keepin' the Faith" is my favorite track with the "Regulate" whistle & the backing bass line from Slave's "Just a Touch of Love".
Just_paw
Ha! that's awesome! I knew I had heard it before!
Jox
The "Regulate whistle" is actually a sample of Sign Of The Times by Bob James.
Kegal
It seems I have another version of the "Fnac Music" (French) edition of this, without the UK version of "Ring Ring Ring". I need to add it when I come across a scanner.
Thordira
I found out that my copy TBLP 3682 has 5 tracks missing from the cd, and that the US '91 2LP is even missing 13 tracks, TB 1041 has only 14 tracks while 27 on the cd!
Weetont
Don't buy this reissue! Cramming the whole album (which is utterly amazing) onto a single LP makes for horribly quiet grooves. It's basically worthless to listen to in this format, unfortunately. Go for the double vinyl, or stick with CD. Sad but true.
Defolosk
Without question, one of the 20 greatest hip hop albums of all time. Period.
Siralune
Songs play too quiet on this pressing, not good for dj-use.
Use_Death
4 Men with Beards is a wack label. Don't support that shady operation.
Coiril
Very true. I bought it to play out, it's basically useless. This one and "Sons of the P" by Digital Underground.
Kagda
true, bad reissue, very disappointed.
Ceck
as mentioned, this is missing the 'skits' I have this, along with the proper picture sleeve double Promo with Skits intact AMAZING follow up to 3 feet... way darker, pessimistic, and underrated. Have this 2 LP, with picture cover, but mine has a promo stamp on it.. rarer than the black Cover promo it seems. Finally got it right to spread these songs over 2 LPs..as they squeezed too much on 1 disc on 3 feet high.
Yozshubei
No listing for double promo's with skits- can you help & make a listing using your copy? Can only find versions with skits- on 1x record..!
GoodBuyMyFriends
AMAZING follow up to 3 feet... way darker, pessimistic, and underrated. Have this 2 LP, with picture cover, but mine has a promo stamp on it.. rarer than the black Cover promo it seems. Finally got it right to spread these songs over 2 LPs..as they squeezed too much on 1 disc on 3 feet high.
Rainshaper
Many fans, including myself, were on first hearing, disappointed when first confronted with the heavy vibe of this album. I certainly initially wondered where the daisy age, happy vibe had gone. However, 'De la soul is dead' has argubably aged better than their classic debut. The production, flow, lyrical content, Although darker is still full of De la's trademark inventiveness and wit. Chock full of dope samples and slamming beats, 'De la soul is dead' in my humble opnion, Deserves to be considered a classic Hip Hop album. Check it.