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    Streaming De La Soul

    Itís good to be able to hear them again. I had the cassette of 3 Feet High and Rising, but havenít had a way to play it for years.

    One thing I noticed, on ďThe Magic NumberĒ they removed the sample from Eddie Murphy where he asks if anyone in the audience has ever been hit by a car, at least on Spotify, I assume from all streaming services?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    It’s good to be able top hear them again. I had the cassette of 3 Feet High and Rising, but haven’t had a way to play it for years.

    One thing I noticed, on “The Magic Number” they removed the sample from Eddie Murphy where he asks if anyone in the audience has ever been hit by a car, at least on Spotify, I assume from all streaming services?
    One of the reasons it took so long for their catalog to be available for streaming was all the legal hoo-haa over sample clearances and who would pay for it.
    They had to change some songs where they couldn’t get clearance.

    Here’s a cool interview with Prince Paul where he addresses a bit of that;

    https://variety.com/2023/music/news/...gh-1235549426/
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    I stand somewhat corrected…while sample clearance was an issue, resulting in some songs being changed, it seems $$$ were also a large factor in why it took so long for their catalog to come to streaming.

    https://www.complex.com/music/de-la-...voir-interview
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Iíve got a cassette somewhere and a player. Iíll compare if I can find it

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    Also, here’s a Forbes story about why it took so long:
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

    https://www.blizzard-tecnica.com/us/en

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    And if you want to listen to a bunch of music critics yammer about De La, there’s this:

    https://www.npr.org/2023/03/10/11627...ming-platforms
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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