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De La SoulStakes Is High

Label:Tommy Boy – TB 1149
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Conscious

Tracklist

A1Supa Emcees
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, V. Mason*
3:40
A2The Bizness
FeaturingCommon
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, L. Lynn*, V. Mason*
5:41
A3Wonce Again Long Island
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, V. Mason*
3:39
A4Dinninit
ProducerSpearhead X
4:20
A5Brakes4:06
A6Dog Eat Dog
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, V. Mason*
3:36
A7Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, V. Mason*
2:12
A8Long Island Degrees
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, V. Mason*
3:27
A-Notha Side
B1Betta Listen
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, V. Mason*
4:28
B2Itzsoweezee (Hot)
Written-ByD. Jolicoeur*, K. Mercer*, V. Mason*
4:55
B34 More
Co-producerDe La Soul
FeaturingZhane*
ProducerOgee*
4:18
B4Big Brother Beat
ProducerSkeff Anselm
3:42
B5Pony Ride
FeaturingTruth Enola
5:26
B6Stakes Is High
Co-producerDe La Soul
ProducerJay Dee
5:30
B7Sunshine3:39
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Notes

Recorded @ World Recording Facility
except "Dinninit", "Stakes Is High", "4 More", "Big Brother Beat", "Sunshine" & "Itzsoweezee (Hot)" recorded @ Platinum Island.

•"Supa Emcess" contains samples from:
- "La Di Da Di" (Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh)
- "Summer Samba" (Walter Wanderley)
- "Adventures of Super Rhyme" (Jimmy Spicer)
•"Wonce Again Long Island" contains a sample from "Who's Making Love" (Lou Donaldson)
•"Dinninit" contains a sample from "Enchanted Lady" (Michael Jackson)
•"Brakes" contains samples from:
- "The Breaks" (Kurtis Blow)
- "P.S.K. What Does It Mean" (Schoolly D)
- "It's Your Rock" (Fantasy Three)
- "Children's Story" (Slick Rick)
•"Long Island Degrees" contains samples from "Before I Rest" (Les McCann) and "It Only Happen" (Aretha Franklin)
•"4 More" contains samples from:
- "Jimmy's Bonus Beat" (Jungle Brothers)
- "A Rose For Brooker" (The Chico Hamilton Quintet)
- "Never Give You Up" (Sharon Redd)
•"Stakes Is High" contains samples from "Mind Power" (James Brown) and "Swahililand" (Ahmad Jamal)
•"Sunshine" contains a sample from "High On Sunshine" (Commodores)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0-16998-11491-9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 016998114919
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): TB 1149A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): TB 1149B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side A [hand-etched]): TB.1149-A Dmm
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side B [hand-etched]): TB-1149-B Dmm
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society (Tracks A4, A5, A7, B3, B7): ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 36)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Stakes Is High (CD, Album)Tommy BoyTBCD 1149US1996
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Stakes Is High (CD, Album)Tommy Boy76974 2098 2Canada1996
Stakes Is High (2×LP, Album)Tommy BoyTBV 1149UK1996
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Stakes Is High (LP, Album, Promo)Tommy BoyTB 1175US1996
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Stakes Is High (CD, Album)Tommy Boy, Tommy BoyTBCD 1149, tbcd 1149UK & Europe1996

Reviews

  • djandmurph's avatar
    djandmurph
    Looking to buy a decent copy of this album for around $150-175 hit me up
    • NickCallan's avatar
      NickCallan
      I have one of these with a Tommy Boy 20th Anniversary sticker advertising shows in Germany and also containing a Tommy Boy stencil.
      Anybody else have that version?
      • acreativeusername86's avatar
        The album is an easy 10/10… one of De La’s best! This pressing has great low end, only rating four stars because most of the skits that appear on the album are missing to cram all the songs on here. That said, at least all the songs are present!
        • highartisticlly's avatar
          The reason why we cant get a reissue is the conflict between De La and Tommy Boy for the past 10 years at least. Last we heard, Tommy Boy wanted to split royalties with the band 90/10. Deal fell through and Tommy holds the rights to bands first 6 albums. Try looking for it on any digital platform and you cant find it. So only hard copies are available. Which makes it pretty unique because what isn't on Apple music at this point?

          Hearing this on vinyl is a decent listen. Nothing spectacular, but good low end. But man, they cut out so many skits, even small ones and if you've listened to this as originally intended its a little strange to not hear them in between the songs. Just silence and the next song. Music is definitely crammed, my record is mint, no flaws and still theres some surface noise between the songs.

          Biggest complaint is they took off the intro! Which is one of De La's hardest and most fun beats. Could've taken off Baby, Baby or even Dog Eat Dog, two weaker tracks and kept the intro.
          • djclap's avatar
            djclap
            One of the best hiphop albums ever. Realness and Greatness.

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