Deluxe, double vinyl import reissue of the classic third De La Soul album. It's one of those rare records you don't even have to think about skipping tracks on (these don't seem to exist anymore). Everybody even knows the Japanese group's verse on "Long Island Wildin." The guests on here work perfectly, especially Maceo Parker laying down something beautiful on the instrumental "I Be Blowin." The flipside's sleeper hit "I Am I Be" echoes Maceo and balances the whole album, providing counter weight to the amped "Ego Trippin" and "Eye Patch." 16 tracks.
- music label: Big Life / 1993
reviewed by the mgmnt 07/2007