Buhloone Mindstate

Buhloone Mindstate

Infobox Album
Name = Buhloone Mindstate
Type = Album
Artist = De La Soul

Released = September 24 1993
Recorded =
Genre = Hip hop
Length = 48:14
Label = Tommy Boy
Producer = De La Soul, Prince Paul
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:tla9qj7yoj0a link]
*Robert Christgau A
*RapReviews.com rating-10|10 [http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/BTTL_buhloone.html link]
Last album = "De La Soul Is Dead"
This album = "Buhloone Mindstate"
Next album = "Clear Lake Audiotorium (EP)"

"Buhloone Mindstate" is De La Soul's third full-length album. It was the last De La Soul album to be produced with Prince Paul. In 2005, comedian Chris Rock named it as the 10th greatest hip-hop album ever, in a list written for Rolling Stone magazine. [http://rateyourmusic.com/list/tha_flu/chris_rocks_top_25_hip_hop_albums]


Title significance

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.

Songs and guests

De La Soul continued the early 90's experimentations with jazz by featuring jazz veterans Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, and Pee Wee Ellis, on "Patti Dooke" and "I Am I Be". The song "Patti Dooke" deals with what the group sees as the mainstream's efforts to control the direction of black music. Posdnous raps:

:"I'm known as the farmer":"Cultivatin' mate without mendin"':"Bendin', compromising any of my styles to gain a smile":"Listen while you hear it":"There's no pink in my slip":"I reckon that the rhythm and the blues in the rap got me red":"While the boys from Tommy playing bridge crossin' to a larger community":"Yet they're soon to see I have a brother named Luck"

Japanese rappers, SDP and Takagi Kan make an appearance on "Long Island Wildin'" while Biz Markie drops by on "Stone Age" and Guru makes a spoken cameo on "Patti Dooke" ("...So guard your trenches 'cause we runnin' through 'em. Peace to my man Premier"). Dres of Black Sheep appears, and the album heavily features Shortie No Mass of Philadelphia. The album was preceded by the single and video "Breakadawn", which featured a sample from Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help it".

Track listing

#"Intro" – 0:52
#"Eye Patch" – 2:27
#"En Focus" (featuring Shortie No Mas and Dres of Black Sheep) – 3:15
#"Patti Dooke" (featuring Guru, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, and Pee Wee Ellis) – 5:54
#"I Be Blowin'" (featuring Maceo Parker) – 4:58
#"Long Island Wildin'" (featuring SDP and Takagi Kan) – 1:30
#"Ego Trippin' (Part Two)" – 5:23
#"Paul's Revenge" – 0:43
#"3 Days Later" – 3:23
#"Area" – 3:31
#"I Am I Be" (featuring Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, and Pee Wee Ellis) – 5:03
#"In the Woods" (featuring Shortie No Mass) – 4:01
#"Breakadawn" – 4:14
#"Dave Has a Problem...Seriously" – 0:55
#"Stone Age" (featuring Biz Markie) – 5:08

List of Samples

The following is a list of songs and sound footage sampled in the songs on "Buhloone Mindstate".

*"Deep Gully" by The Outlaw Blues Band

Eye Patch
*"Skypager" by A Tribe Called Quest
*"Deep Gully" by The Outlaw Blues Band
*Old, unknown French-education recording (also used on "Transmitting Live from Mars" from De La's debut album)

En Focus
*"Nothing is The Same" by Grand Funk
*"Intimate Connection" by Kleeer
*"Atomic Dog" by George Clinton

Patti Dooke
*"People Make the World Go Round" by Milt Jackson
*dialogue excerpts from "The Five Heartbeats"
*"Rock Box" by Run-D.M.C.
*"Word From Our Sponsors" by Boogie Down Productions

Long Island Wildin'
*"Ground Hog" by Duke Pearson
*"Rebel Without A Pause" by Public Enemy

I Be Blowin
*"You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls

Ego Trippin' [Part Two]
*"Harlem Hendoo" by Al Hirt
*"Ain't No Half Steppin'" by Heatwave
*"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" by Beastie Boys

3 Days Later
*"Love In The Streets" by Johnnie Taylor
*"Hot Dog" by Lou Donaldson
*dialogue excerpts from "Deep Cover"
*"I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter

*"The New Rap Language" by Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three
*"I Call My Baby Pussycat" by Parliament
*"Come Dancing" by Beck

I Am I Be
*"You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls
*"The Next Band" by Eddie Harris
*"Keep Your Fat Mouth Out Of My Business" by Snooky Pryor
*"Miracles" by Jefferson Starship

In the Woods
*"Track #13" by Maceo Parker

*"I Can't Help It" by Michael Jackson
*"Quiet Storm" by Smokey Robinson
*"Song and Dance" by The Bar Kays
*"Yes We Can Can" by The Pointer Sisters

Stone Age
*"Lonely Days" by Gregory Isaacs
*"Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss (drums)
*"A Little Soulful Tune" by Taj Mahal

Album singles


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