De La Soul, 'Me, Myself and I'
3 Feet High and Rising, 1989
Urged by label brass to provide their adventurous debut album with a song that wouldn't be "so over someone's head," De La Soul concocted a cosmically inclusive house-party jam. Producer Prince Paul threw down an exemplary Funkadelic beat and the rappers dropped a buoyant lyrical statement of purpose: "De La Soul is from the soul." This song proved that the three guys knew how to rock the body, too.