On March 3, De La Soul’s debut album turned 30. While the group is still in a bitter dispute with Tommy Boy over royalties from the release, 3 Feet High and Rising is generally associated with fond memories for fans of the hip hop pioneers. In terms of historical context, the album paved the way for the Native Tongue sound, which helped defined its era, and graced the soundtracks of numerous skate videos.
Wax Poetics gives 3 Feet High and Rising its anniversary mixtape treatment with its latest release, which hit SoundCloud yesterday. It contains original samples, offcuts, and tracks from the album that will take you right back to the daisy age. This is pretty much all you need to get your Saturday started on the right track.