Thursday, April 24, 2008

De La Soul - Eye Know (nonstones)

De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
"Eye Know" (P. Huston, K. Mercer, D. Jolicoeur, V. Mason) – 4:13

God I love this song. I remember thinking this was the first time I'd heard a sample that sounded better than it did on the original. (In fact, I can't even remember where that guitar sample came from – some forgettable Stax single, I think.) The Otis whistle was a clever touch. The whole 3 Feet High and Rising album was great, but I'd forgotten all about it until a chance encounter with "Eye Know" this morning on my ipod. Back in the rotation you go, guys.

Also from the album:

"Me, Myself, and I"
"Say No Go"
Also: 3 Feet High Press Kit.