In Hip Hop History Today “3rd Bass released Derelicts Of Dialect” June 18, 1991

Derelicts of Dialect is Queens-based emcees 3rd Bass second LP and final studio album, released on Def Jam Recordings. The album is considered to be a critical success and explicitly not aimed toward a mainstream market. It gained publicity by featuring the surprise mainstream hit “Pop Goes the Weasel,” a diss track towards Vanilla Ice. The music video features former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins as Ice. X-Clan is dissed on songs such as “Herbalz In Your Mouth.” The album is noted for its variety of styles both musically and lyrically. Several amusing anecdotes and skits on the album draw direct influences from De La Soul’s album 3 Feet High and Rising.Derelicts of Dialect was certified gold by the RIAA three months after its release. listen to Derelicts of Dialect above.

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