August 31, 2014

De La Soul "Buhloone Mindstate" (Rolling Stone, 1993)

"Buhloone Mindstate is the third studio album by American Hip Hop group De La Soul, released on September 21, 1993. Buhloone Mindstate, delivered a jazzier palette than their two previous albums and has ended up an unduly underrated gem in not only De La’s catalog, but in the story of ‘90s rap in general. It’s soulful, features biting critiques of other rap music of the time and includes collaborations with jazz greats like Maceo Parker. Buhloone Mindstate is a testament to the lyrical greatness and vocal interplay of Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo and no self-respecting rap fan’s collection is complete without it. "Musically, Buhloone Mindstate raises the stakes; it gets to something rap seldom achieves — a truly gorgeous groove." - Rolling Stone's Paul Evans (Updated)

"...My file is clean, I mean my mind is clear when I transmit
I am the man-ner of the family cuz the pants fit
I want to let forensics prove, that I can mends Groove
Wit the thread from needle outta hay, I wanna say
Salutations to the nation of the Nubians
We bout to place you in that 3 Feet of stew again..."