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The Best De La Soul Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 189 votes 79 voters 2.2k views9 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

De La Soul are considered one of the great indie hip-hop groups of all time. List of the best De La Soul albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This De La Soul discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top De La Soul albums can be found at the top of the list. The trio known as De La Soul came together in NYC in the late '80s; its members include Posdnuos (Kelvin Mercer), Trugoy (David Jude Jolicoeur), and Maseo (Vincent Lamont Mason Jr.). Past collaborators include artists like David Bryne, Maceo Parker, and Gorillaz. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included De La Soul singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest De La Soul album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite De La Soul album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best De La Soul album of all time, this list will answer your question. It includes 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul Is Dead, and Buhloone Mindstate. This list of popular De La Soul CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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    • Release Date: 1991
    • Artist: De La Soul
    • Producer: De La Soul, Prince Paul
    • Tracks: Skit 2, WRMS’ Dedication to the Bitty, Skit 5
    • Length (mins): 01:13:57
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
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    • Release Date: 1996
    • Artist: De La Soul
    • Producer: De La Soul, J Dilla
    • Tracks: Brakes, Sunshine, Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby
    • Length (mins): 01:08:21
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music
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    • Release Date: 1993
    • Artist: De La Soul
    • Producer: De La Soul, Prince Paul, Bob Power
    • Tracks: Eye Patch, 3 Days Later, I Be Blowin'
    • Length (mins): 00:48:17
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music
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  • 3 Feet High and Rising is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best De La Soul Albums of All Time
    Photo: Emanuele Rosso / Flickr
    • Release Date: 1989
    • Artist: De La Soul
    • Producer: Prince Paul
    • Tracks: Potholes in My Lawn, Do as de La Does, I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Trip hop, Jazz rap
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