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Performer: De La Soul
Title: Stakes Is High
Released: 1996
Country: US
Category: Hip-hop & Rap
Album rating: 4.7
Votes: 879
Size MP3: 1630 mb
Size FLAC: 1358 mb
Size WMA: 1103 mb
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Stakes Is High is De La Soul's fourth full-length album, released on July 2, 1996. The album marked a change in the group's sound and direction as it was their first release not to be produced in collaboration with Prince Paul. Stakes Is High was mainly produced by the group themselves with additional tracks provided by Jay Dee, DJ Ogee, Spearhead X and Skeff Anslem.

Producer – De La Soul (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 11, 14, 15). Recorded By, Mixed By – Tim Latham. Recorded at World Recording Facility by Guido Osorio except tracks 4, 11 to 13, 16 and 17 recorded at Platinum Island. All songs mixed at Platinum Island. Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Following the limited release of their Clear Lake Auditorium EP in 1994, De La Soul’s fourth album, Stakes Is High, was released in 1996 and continued the sound shift from their previous album, 1993’s Buhloone Mindstate. Prince Paul didn’t contribute to the production of this album, but De La Soul handled the bulk of the production along with contributions from Spearhead X, Skeff Anselm, DJ Ogee, and Jay Dee . J Dilla, who produced the album’s lead single, the title track Stakes Is High. The album shines a light on the state of the hip-hop industry through the songs and interludes.

Tracklist: 1. Supa Emcees, 2. The Bizness, 3. Wonce Again Long Island, 4. Dinninit, 5. Brakes, 6. Dog Eat Dog, 7. Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby, 8. Long Island Degrees, 9. Betta Listen, 10. Itzsoweezee (Hot), 11. 4 More, 12. Big Brother Beat, 13. Pony Ride, 14. Stakes Is High, 15. Sunshine. 12. Big Brother Beat. More albums from De La Soul: De La Soul’s Hip Hop Mixtape by De La Soul. De La Soul Is Dead by De La Soul. Buhloone Mind State by De La Soul. 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul. Crank It Up by De La Soul. Da Inner Soul Of Yancy) by De La Soul.

Stakes Is High" by De La Soul sampled Ahmad Jamal's "Swahililand". Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. knows how to make a beat, . BC1BC1 said 5 years ago: DIlla took the section from 8:06 to 8:11 -listen to "Stakes is High" again and you'll hear that this is the portion he looped for the sample. The original records' bongos aren't as loud in this section as in the earlier sections. 008Fox said 7 years ago

But it's under these conditions that De La offered an album that was not only sonically excellent and creative and pure, but an album with the year's most relevant and prescient message. The stakes were indeed high.

Stakes Is high was De La Soul’s first album to not be produced be Prince Paul. Rather than having Prince Paul, a professional producer, produce the album De La Soul decided to take a crack at producing themselves. Regrettably, it did not turn out well. The production was noticeably sketchy on all tracks and the sad thing is some better production could have provided the zest this album so desperately needs. In summary, this CD has overall decent lyrics, is not memorable, has little to no playback value, a lot of filler, no really memorable tracks and lacking production. It’s a classic example.

De La Soul came through with this great album at the height of the east-west hip-hop rivalry in the mid-90s. This was a good change from the norm. Actually I think this album is why 2Pac dissed them. Anyway, if you are a firm De La Soul fan you won't be disappointed. Pos, Mace, Tru give a clinic on what true hip-hop should be in an era where a lot was being misrepresented from both coasts. This is a classic hip hop album. It perfectly describes what might happen to hip hop in a negative way if we the audience allow ourselves to be obsessed with materialism and a low level way of thinking. Keep in mind this album was released in 1996 and sadly most of hip hop has become low level thinking and very ignorant content with no lyrical substance. This album has great beats as well as lyrics.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Intro
2 Supa Emcees
3 The Bizness
Featuring – Common
4 Wonce Again Long Island
5 Dinninit
6 Brakes
7 Dog Eat Dog
8 Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby
9 Long Island Degrees
10 Betta Listen
11 Itzsoweezee (HOT)
12 4 More
Featuring – Zhané
13 Big Brother Beat
Featuring – Mos Def
14 Down Syndrome
15 Pony Ride
Featuring – Truth Enola
16 Stakes Is High
17 Sunshine

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TB 1149 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(LP, Album) Tommy Boy TB 1149 US 1996
TBC 1149 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy TBC 1149 Europe 1996
TB 1175 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy TB 1175 US 1996
HIGH Dela Soul* The Stakes Is High ‎(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (De La Soul) HIGH 1996
TBCD 1149, 1699-81149-2 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Tommy Boy, Warner Strategic Marketing TBCD 1149, 1699-81149-2 Europe 2003


Anyone know if this is edited? Pretty sure it is due to the different catalog number

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