Wednesday, December 15, 2010
De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate (1993)
De La Soul's 3rd full length and their last album with Prince Paul on production. A hip-hop masterpiece, simply put. Although I think Stakes is high is phenomenal, you can tell the difference in direction that Prince Paul's production took De La Soul. Jazz and pop culture samples are out of control and fun as always and Prince Paul manipulates drum beats like nothing I've ever heard. They're lyrical genius is always elevating, and as the opening track calls out, "it might blow up but it won't go pop". I'll be studying to this album all evening, you should do the same.