3 Feet High and Rising  

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3 Feet High and Rising is the influential debut album from American hip-hop trio De La Soul, released in 1989.

Partial list of samples

The following lists some of the songs and sounds sampled for 3 Feet High and Rising.

Album samples

  • "Can U Keep a Secret?"
  • "Transmitting Live from Mars"
  • "Say No Go"
    • "That's the Joint" by Funky 4+1
    • "Crossword Puzzle" by Sly & the Family Stone
    • "You Got the Best of My Love" by The Emotions
    • "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" by Hall & Oates
    • "Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) by the Detroit Emeralds
    • "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" by The Turtles
  • "De La Orgee"
    • "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More, Babe" by Barry White
  • "Plug Tunin' (Last Chance to Comprehend)"
  • "Description"
    • "Poet" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "This Is a Recording 4 Living in a Fulltime Era (L.I.F.E.)"

Bonus compact disc samples

  • "Freedom of Speak (We Got Three Minutes)"
  • "Strictly Dan Shuckie"
    • "Schoolboy Crush" by The Average White Band
  • "Skip to My Loop"
    • "13 (Death March)" by Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith
    • "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith
  • "Brain-Washed Follower"
    • "Booty Butt" by Ray Charles
    • "Funky President" by James Brown
    • "So This Is Our Goodbye" by The Moments
    • "You Made a Believer (Out of Me)" by Ruby Andrews
  • "The Mack Daddy on the Left"
    • "Hector" by the Village Callers

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