De La Soul – Freedom Of Speak (We Got Three Minutes)

A digital debut for 3 Feet High and Rising bonus track Freedom Of Speak (We Got Three Minutes). It’s the 35th anniversary of the album, so expect more to come what with its recent re-release (fascinating to me in terms of the difference in the 2023 version of the album – new replays and samples negotiated by Deborah Mannis-Gardner of DMG and her team over years and years – find out more here and here).

Here’s the link for the single.

Did you catch the Playlist Live Dilla special the other night at Jazzy Jeff’s crib? Watch it back here (it’s on Twitter, sorry) – Pos and Maseo, The Roots and more celebrating James Yancey.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of our debut album “3 Feet High and Rising”, and we’re celebrating with a digital release on March 1st. Featuring all the original tracks and a selection of bonus tracks. Among these bonus tracks are previously digitally unreleased “Freedom Of Speak (We Got Three Minutes),” “Ain’t Hip to be Labelled a Hippie,” “What’s More,” “Jenifa Taught Me (12” Version),” and two original demos from DJ Maseo’s basement “Plug Tunin’” (Home Demo) and “Freedom Of Speak (We Got Three Minutes)” (Home Demo).


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