Peace, love, justice, equality, fun, togetherness, self-expression and self-worth were the messages taught to us on 3 Feet High and Rising. De La Soul expanded the palette of sampling material with a kaleidoscope of sounds and references culled from pop, soul, disco, and even country music.

Check out this playlist of music that inspired the album including Bob Durough, Michael Jackson, Vaughan Mason, Steely Dan, The Jarmels, The Turtles, The Mad Lads, Johnny Cash, A Tribe Called Quest and Jungle Brothers.

7th June: Joe Lapan (CAS Washington) on De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’