(Courtesy of the artist) Library Of Congress Adds De La Soul, Others To Collection April 6, 2011 • A look at the songs added to the library this year, including selections by Steely Dan, The Sons of the Pioneers and others. The album version of “Rapper’s Delight” is an epic 14 1/2 minute salvo of irreverent stories and creative wordplay.
Although spoken word had been a component of recorded American popular music for decades, this trio’s rhythmic rhyming inspired many future MCs and rap artists. Underrated album, glad to see it get recognition it deserves!!!!! !I got into an arguement with this girl who was saying Lil Wayne was the best rapper ever. REALLY?This album was a game changer…Better yet a movement…They had everybody rockin African medallions,Daisy T-shirts & pants & Fucked up haircuts…They introduced skits..Funny ones at that(Props to Price Paul)…Lyrics were left field but dope(Posdanos is so underrated it’s a dam shame..In my top 10 def) Production funky as shit…Yet another dope group to come out of long island…They kick the door open for their movement… The Native Tongues(Jungle Brothers,A Tribe Called Quest,Black Sheep,Queen Latifa,Monie Luv) & the offsprings (Leader of the new school,J Dilla,Common,The Roots,Mos Def,Talib Kweli) these guys are the blueprint to backpack rap!! Their 1989 release now joins Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy and last year’s honoree, Tupac Shakur. This year’s haul includes underwater recordings of humpback whales, which could easily be mistaken for some kind of avant-garde electronica. The rest of the list, however, is dominated by actual songs — and it’s a diverse bunch. Good to see them getting props.DOPE! De La Soul’s classic 3 Feet High & Rising is now more than just a widely praised, genre-defining, and altogether amazing album*. Every year, the Library of Congress chooses 25 sound recordings to preserve. The song dates from hip-hop’s infancy. !Their induction doesn’t impress me one bit. To use social login you have to agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time.Sugarhill Gang’s classic along with hits from the late Donna Summer’s throbbing 1977 hit “I Feel Love”; Prince’s 1984 “Purple Rain” album; the first known commercial sound recording, dating to 1888; the Sugar Hill Gang’s watershed rap record “Rapper’s Delight”; and 1930s and ’40s news reports and speech excerpts from journalist “Rapper’s Delight,” Sugarhill Gang (1979)?The Sugarhill Gang’s infectious dance number from late 1979 might be said to have launched an entire genre. It’s been culturally, historically, AND aesthetically significant since March 3, 1989.i am glad that they got there props cause they really do deserve it cause they talked about alot of important topics and not just shallow like alot of rappers are today…i have or had there cd or tape….nuff said thou..DJ Shadow, De La Soul “Rocket Fuel” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!New Video: De La Soul Ft. Estelle x Pete Rock “Memory Of…(Us)”De La Soul & Estelle “Memory Of… (US)” On ‘The Tonight Show’ The list includes “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” a collaboration by The rapper’s 1994 song “Dear Mama,” about a mother struggling with poverty and addiction, was selected for the 2009 National Recording Registry for its cultural significance, alongside works by Check out The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” below:Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time. Man De La and Tribe Called Quest were the crew back then…love their music. Who cares what these fucking government suits think!This album changed my life when I first discovered hip hop.AN AMAZING ALBUM!!!!! De La Soul's landmark 1989 album 3 Feet High And Rising is among the recordings added to the Library of Congress this year. I can let her not know who De La Soul because that was during the golden era of hip-hop which to youngsters is the age of the dinosaurs. As such, it does not address subject matter that has given rap music both positive and negative notoriety, but the song’s inventive rhymes, complex counter-rhythms and brash boastfulness presage the tenets of hip hop. The albums were among 25 total recordings chosen. Classic Real hiphop…not rap…what crazy is the government recognize it and most of this genre of music fans dont….something is seriously wrong .HOLD THE FUCK UP!!!!! Last year, De La Soul’s 1989 debut 3 Feet High and Rising made it into the Library of Congress.