In Hip Hop History Today: De La Soul released De La Soul Is Dead May 13, 1991
De La Soul Is Dead is De La Soul’s second full-length album, released in 1991. The album was produced by Prince Paul, whose work on 3 Feet High and Rising was highly praised by music critics. The album was one of the first to receive a five mic rating in the Hip hop magazine The Source.The album was also selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums in 1998. The album’s cover refers to the death of the “D.A.I.S.Y.” age, or a distancing from several cultures including hippies and the mainstream hip-hop. It is considered among many, as one of the best albums of the 1990s. Listen to De La Soul Is Dead below.