De La Soul, the trailblazing hip-hop group renowned for their innovative sound and enduring influence, is set to commemorate the 35th anniversary of their groundbreaking album, 3 Feet High and Rising, with a digital release on March 1 across all major platforms.


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The special release will feature the original tracks that captivated audiences three decades ago and a selection of bonus tracks, including the previously digitally unreleased “Freedom Of Speak (We Got Three Minutes).” Additionally, fan favorites such as “Jenifa Taught Me (12” Version)” and original demos from DJ Maseo’s basement will be included.

Recognized as one of the most influential albums of its time, 3 Feet High and Rising broke new ground with its inventive sampling, playful lyrics, and eclectic beats. Inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, the album showcased De La Soul’s commitment to pushing boundaries in hip-hop and solidified their legacy as pioneers of the genre.

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To celebrate the milestone, De La Soul will host a Talk Shop Live chat on Feb. 27 and hold an in-store signing at Rough Trade Records in New York City on March 3. Fans can also anticipate exclusive commemorative items from a new merch collaboration with Bravado.

The digital release and accompanying celebrations underscore De La Soul’s enduring impact on music culture and its ongoing commitment to artistic innovation.