De La Soul is one of the most lyrically and musically creative hip-hop groups ever. The formed in 1987, and launched their debut studio album, 3 Feet High and Rising, 30 years ago today. Macy Gray likened them to the Beatles of hip-hop.
The samples were mixed with simple technology, and great creativity. On the track Me Myself and I were samples from the following:
Funkadelic: (Not Just) Knee Deep (1979)
Ohio Players: Funky Worm (1972)
Edwin Birdsong: Rapper Dapper Snapper (1980)
Loose Ends: Gonna Make You Mine (1986)
Doug E. Fresh: The Original Human Beat Box (1984)