DAISY AGE (Various Hip-Hop)[2019] Great 2LP collection featuring De La Soul, ATCQ, Jungle Bros & more NEW

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Release date: September 6, 2019

2019 UK collection. Double vinyl LP pressing. Sealed & new.  

It wasn't really a movement, barely even a moment, but the Daisy Age was an ethos that permeated pop, R&B and hip hop at the turn of the '90s. Playfulness and good humor were central to De La Soul's 1989 debut album, 3 Feet High And Rising, which would go on to cast a long, multi-colored shadow over rap. In Britain, the timing for 3 Feet High And Rising couldn't have been better. The acid house explosion of 1988 would lead to a radical breaking down of musical barriers in 1989, and its associated look - loose clothing, dayglo colors, smiley faces - chimed with the positivity of De La Soul and rising New York rap acts the Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest, all at the heart of a growing collective called Native Tongues. The Native Tongues' charismatic, summery aura quickly spread west to the Bay Area's similarly-minded Hieroglyphics crew (Del Tha Funky Homosapien's 'Mistadobalina'); Canada's Dream Warriors ('My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style') used 3 Feet High's color palette and borrowed Count Basie and Quincy Jones riffs; Naughty By Nature (OPP) were championed by Native Tongues heroine Queen Latifah, while Londoner Monie Love was also adopted by the collective, resulting in her Grammy-nominated 'It's A Shame (My Sister)'.

It wasn't built to last, but the Daisy Age reintroduced Multiplication Rock, bubble writing and the gently psychedelic into the charts. It was a brief, but extraordinarily warm and optimistic moment. The songs on this collection promised that the '90s would be a lot more easy-going than the '80s.


1 A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays - de la Soul Featuring Q-Tip & Vinia Mojica
2 Bonita Applebum - a Tribe Called Quest
3 Sunshine Men - the Freestyle Fellowship
4 Mistadobalina - Del Tha Funkeé Homosapien
5 What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock?) (K-Cut's Fat Trac Remix) - Fu-Schnickens with Shaquille O'Neal (Shaq-Fu)
6 Doowutchyalike - Digital Underground
7 Peachfuzz - KMD
8 Doin' Our Own Dang - Jungle Brothers
9 Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children - Queen Latifah Featuring de la Soul
10 O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature
1 Where I'm from - Digable Planets
2 It's a Shame (My Sister) - Monie Love Featuring True Image
3 K Sera Sera - Justin Warfield
4 All for One - Brand Nubian
5 Case of the P.T.A. - Leaders of the New School
6 My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style (Album Version) - Dream Warriors
7 The Choice Is Yours (Revisited) - Black Sheep
8 Age Ain't Nothin' But a # - Chi-Ali
9 We Run Things (It's Like Dat) - Da Bush Babees
10 You're Not Coming Home (Mase's Funkay Recall Mix) - Groove Garden