De La Soul’s “3 Feet High and Rising” Being Honored

The Library of Congress Has Chosen To Preserve It

De La Soul’s “3 Feet High and Rising” Being Honored

De La Soul's transformative album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress.

The 1989 album is among 25 new selections added to the National Recording Registry.

The library hailed the Long Island trio's use of an "astonishing range of samples" of soul and R&B classics like Otis Redding, Steely Dan, Johnny Cash and Hall and Oates.

The library has a congressional mandate to select 25 recordings each year that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." It houses the recordings at a campus in Culpeper, Va.

Al Green's Let's Stay Together was also on this year's list, as was the 1908 song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

 

Read More: NBC NewYork

12810 views
De La Soul’s “3 Feet High and Rising” Being Honored
  • share:      
  • comments: Loading...
  • date: Wednesday 13 April 2011
  • author: @CoutureAngel

Followers

Active Shows

  • Spin The Mic
  • Dance Madness
  • The Jump Off
  • The Next 48 Hours