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First Serve [Explicit]

April 2, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 2, 2012
  • Release Date: April 2, 2012
  • Label: Jesgrew Records. Released under exclusive license to Duck Down Music & [PIAS] Recordings.
  • Copyright: Jesgrew Records. Released under exclusive license to Duck Down Music & [PIAS] Recordings. [PIAS] Recordings is a label of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group.
  • Total Length: 54:46
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B007R7Z51S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,817 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Online reviews are interesting, gone are the days of word of mouth, street buzz and radio play. Hip Hop music has taken such a drastic turn and has become commercialized and synthetic, that majority of the hip hop music you hear nowadays is mundane. This De La Soul album is a breath of fresh air, and after 20 years in the game they are still plugging away as plug one and plug two. De La Soul is timeless and their production and lyrical skills remain true to the De La Soul spirit. This album is not about hearing plug three, because Mase is on the album, he is under a different moniker, which is what De La Soul is all about. SO if you are a true De La fan, reading any of these reviews should not influence you to buy this album. If you have always appreciated their innovative style and enjoyed their music over the years then this is a must buy. There are some artists that you buy without even listening to the album first and De La Soul is one of those groups. They are like old friends that you haven't seen in awhile and its good to catch up. So if you are tired of doing the "stanky leg" or trying to teach someone how to "dougie", I would suggest turning your attention to real hip hop. Those groups don't even exist anymore and they are young enough to be the children of De la Soul. If you get my drift. Longevity people, that is the true essence of hip hop. Peace
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Love De La. The chemistry is a little different, but certainly didn't disappoint. Without Plug 3, there is a void that is compensated for by an interesting "story line" (like Prince Paul - Prince among thieves". I'd would buy another 2/3 De La album, however, I would prefer if it were all of'em.
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Great concept album by the great De La Soul. Though I am confused because I thought it was a solo album but that is De La for ya... always paving their own way. Dave is hilarious, it has been awhile since I enjoyed the skits on an album so much. Actually the last great skit album (to me) was Prince Paul's "Prince Among Thieves," which the skits on the two albums seem eerily similar. One thing I hate about MP3's are the absence of production and writing credits. I already know who wrote but I wonder who produced the tracks? Bravo De La Soul, very refreshing
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It's not often that a hip-hop album can be charming and touching while not being corny. "First Serve" accomplishes it with a simple narrative of the rise, breakup and reunion of a hip-hop outfit, played by De La Soul's Pos and Dave. No single song is a barnburner -- it's even hard to imagine a single coming from it -- but that's not really the point. The story is not exactly sophisticated or suspenseful, but they're not trying to be Dickens. Instead, the album portrays a great friendship among two engaging personalities through a simple story arc that is perfectly underlined by vibrant, tuneful production. By the end of the album I get chills every time. Granted, that might be partially because I'm a lifelong De La fan -- but apart from that, I think this album does something quite rare and special.
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For starters, I'm a huge fan of De La Soul ever since 3 Feet. As I grew up, so did their sound and as much as I enjoy their earlier stuff, nothing makes my head bounce like AOI:Bionix and The Grind Date. I had high hopes for this album when I first heard about it and couldn't wait to listen to it. The first few tracks have the head bouncing beats and lyrical cadence I'm used to but something "just isn't right" with this album. The sound is, for lack of a better description, too messy -- too cluttered and the enunciation leaves something to be desired. It just sounds like they took this one out of the oven too soon; it's a little raw and not in a steak kind of way.

To the people who will flame me for not getting that it's an experimental album: I fully understand what it means to be an experiment. An experiment takes a hypothesis, in this case "It would be dope to do an album about a fictitious rap group" and then tests to see whether it is true or not. In this case, the result of the experiment was a resounding "no". That's my opinion, feel free to disagree.
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By Giraffe on January 27, 2013
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It's a good album, not on par with classic De La Soul- I miss all 3 guys and the good ol days. I realize times change but 3 Feet High and Rising and Buhloone Mind State are classics.
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I could tell right away that De La's dj Maseo had no part of this. It was wack. Just jam packed with non-funny skits. I may have liked one song. It seems like they were trying to get a radio hit out of this. So horrible. I gave it to the public library. Sorry. De La Soul's name should have been kept off of this.
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Man this is a classic, great flow, the whole thing is story just sit back blow a fat one close your eyes and its like watching a movie. That detailed.
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