19Jun/097

De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead Era Rarities (1991-1992)

This is, without question, the weakest era for De La Soul remixes & b-sides. Of course, a full 100MB volume of “Saturdays” and “Keepin’ The Faith” might look legendary in comparison to whatever they’re doing nowadays, but hey, even James Brown fell the fuck off at some point.

Volume 2 is a mandatory download, though. Check the audio samples for “De La Slow” “De La’s Poster”, “Roadrunner”, and “Scenario”. I get the feeling that they have a ton of 1991-1992 era material in the vaults; these guys were some serious workaholics, as indicated by the sheer amount of non-album tracks that were churned out during the “3 Feet High & Rising” sessions.

De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead Era Rarities Volume 1
1. Saturdays (Disco Fever Mix)
2. Saturdays (Radio Home Mix)
3. Saturdays (Ladies Nite Decision)
4. Saturdays (6 AM Mix)
5. Saturdays (Who’s Skatin’ Promo)
6. Saturdays (Dave’s Home Mix)
7. Saturdays (What Yo Life Can Truly Be)
8. Keepin’ The Faith (Just A Touch Mix)
9. Keepin’ The Faith (Fly And Funky Mix)
10. Keepin’ The Faith (12″ UK Mix)
11. Keepin’ The Faith (7″ UK Mix)
12. Keepin’ The Faith (No Bass Mix)
13. Keepin’ The Faith (Straight Pass)
DOWNLOAD  –re-upped 5/24/12

De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead Era Rarities Volume 2
1. Piles And Piles Of Demo Tapes Bi-Da Miles (Conley’s Decision)
2. Ring Ring Ring (Party Line Mix)
3. Ring Ring Ring (Executive U.S. Decision Mix)
4. Ring Ring Ring (7″ UK Mix)
5. Ring Ring Ring (CJ’s Alternative Mix)
6. Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Remix)
7. De La Slow (Demo)
8. De La’s Poster (Demo)
9. Let The Horns Blow w/ Chi Ali, Dres, Phife & Fashion
10. Roadrunner (Demo)
11. Scenario w/ ATCQ, LONS & Black Sheep (Demo #1)
DOWNLOAD  –re-upped 5/24/12

De La Slow (Demo)

De La’s Poster (Demo)

Let The Horns Blow w/ Chi Ali, Dres, Phife & Fashion

Roadrunner (Demo)

Scenario w/ ATCQ, LONS & Black Sheep (Demo #1)

Props to Vincent Lopez for blessing us with the “Scenario” demo, and major thanks to dirt dog for hooking up the ill cover!

–Roy Johnson

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7 Responses to “De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead Era Rarities (1991-1992)”

  1. Boothe says:

    re: de la slow and de la's poster

    I really miss the days when De La would put more thought into the their music, and do more than just record 11 or so tracks and call it a day.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Man i dunno what you're talking about, the grind date was hot and that nike mix they just did is fire.

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  3. Roy Johnson says:

    Yeah, that's just my opinion. If you're feeling post-98 De La, then more power to you, but I can't stand any of it. De La Soul is my favorite crew of all time besides Run DMC, btw.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    They make Run DMC look like one hit wonders. DMC don't have the body of work De La have. Worst thing De La ever did was the AOI series and they were still pretty hot. And they my favorite crew of all time bar none, so props for this work you doing!

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  5. Roy Johnson says:

    No problem, man.

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  6. verge says:

    more re-ups

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  7. Bruce Wayne says:

    Can you upload the files again please? They’ve been blocked.

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