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Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Throwback: De La Soul - Breakadawn

These guys epitomized early-to-mid-90s hip hop. And this song, "Breakadawn," epitomized De La Soul's chill, laid-back hip hop style with melodic loops and super-smooth lyrical flow. This track comes from their third studio CD called Buhloone Mindstate and was released as its first single.
Here's an interesting fact about the album title from Wikipedia (pronounced Balloon Mindstate):

"The title refers to the group's efforts to remain grounded after acquiring a name. On the album's intro, the group repeat the phrase, "it might blow up but it won't go pop", then, to end the track, they repeat the line a final time with a balloon popping replacing the word pop. They do the same at the end of "Patti Dooke". These are references to the group's refusal to change their style of music for anyone else, even if it were to become popular."

Sorry for the low quality stream.

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