De La Soul | Stakes Is High

De La Soul

stakes is high



Supa Emcees

The Bizness


Wonce Again Long Island



Dog Eat Dog

Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooh Baby

Long Island Degrees

Betta Listen

Itzsoweezee (HOT)

4 More

Big Brother Beat

Down Syndrome

Pony Ride

Stakes Is High


De La Soul reissue heat, the headz favourite LP for sure… Stakes is High was critically lauded for its music, lyricism, and its overall message concerning the artistic decline rap music began to face in the mid-90s. The title track and first single was produced by J Dilla and the album's second single, "Itzsoweezee (HOT)", with only Dave on vocals, was accompanied by a creative music video. The album spawned a third single "4 More", featuring Zhane. The album did provide a launching pad for future star rappers and actors Mos Def, who appeared on the track "Big Brother Beat" and Common who is featured on "The Bizness".