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  • Singer: De La Soul
  • Album: Stakes Is High
  • MP3: 1374 mb | FLAC: 1930 mb
  • Released: 1996
  • Country: US
  • Style: Conscious
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 213
De La Soul - Stakes Is High mp3 flac

Stakes Is High is De La Soul's fourth full-length album, released on July 2, 1996. The album marked a change in the group's sound and direction as it was their first release not to be produced in collaboration with Prince Paul. Stakes Is High was mainly produced by the group themselves with additional tracks provided by Jay Dee, DJ Ogee, Spearhead X and Skeff Anslem.

Complete your De La Soul collection. Stakes Is High ‎(CD, Album). TBCD 1149, tbcd 1149.

Following the limited release of their Clear Lake Auditorium EP in 1994, De La Soul’s fourth album, Stakes Is High, was released in 1996 and continued the sound shift from their previous album, 1993’s Buhloone Mindstate. Prince Paul didn’t contribute to the production of this album, but De La Soul handled the bulk of the production along with contributions from Spearhead X, Skeff Anselm, DJ Ogee, and Jay Dee . J Dilla, who produced the album’s lead single, the title track Stakes Is High. The album shines a light on the state of the hip-hop industry through the songs and interludes.

Stakes Is High is De La Soul's fourth full-length album, released on July 2, 1996.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of De La Soul's fourth studio album 'Stakes Is High', our buddy Chris Read couldn't resist cooking up yet another stellar mix of tracks from the LP, alternate versions, and original sample material. Listen up and enjoy! Artwork by Leon Nockolds Words by Alice Price-Styles. De La Soul – ‘Sunshine’ 12. Bayete – ‘Free Angela’ (sampled in ‘Sunshine’) 13. Ahmad Jamal – ‘Swahililand’ (sampled in ‘Stakes is High’) 14. De La Soul – ‘Stakes is High’ 15. De La Soul – ‘Stakes Is High (Jay Dee Remix)’ 16. James Brown – ‘Mind Power’ (sampled in ‘Stakes is High’) 17. De La Soul feat Mos Def & Truth Enola – ‘Stakes is High (Remix)’ 18. Walter Wanderley – ‘Summer Samba’ (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’) 19. Jimmy Spicer – ‘Adventures of Super Rhyme’ (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’) 20. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – La Di Da Di (sampled in ‘Supa Emcees’) 21.

De La Soul – Big Brother Beat feat. Mos Def (3:43) 14. De La Soul – Down Syndrome (3:05) 15. De La Soul – Pony Ride feat. Truth Enola (5:27) 16. De La Soul – Stakes Is High (5:30) 17. De La Soul – Sunshine (3:41).

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De La Soul’s fourth album, 1996’s Stakes Is High, celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Andrew Friedman reflects on how its tense, cynical stance warned of the cracks about to divide the hip-hop community forever. It’s hard to untangle De La Soul’s Stakes Is High from the existential struggle for the direction of hip-hop into which it was born, 20 years ago this week.

Features Song Lyrics for De La Soul's Stakes Is High album. Stakes is High (UK full length remix) Lyrics. 11. Pony Ride Lyrics. Long Island Degrees Lyrics. 13. Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooh Baby Lyrics.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Intro 2:35
2 Supa Emcees 3:40
3 The Bizness
Featuring – Common
4 Wonce Again Long Island 3:39
5 Dinninit
Producer – Spearhead X
6 Brakes 4:06
7 Dog Eat Dog 3:36
8 Baby Baby Baby Baby Ooh Baby 2:10
9 Long Island Degrees 3:27
10 Betta Listen 4:28
11 Itzsoweezee (H.O.T.) 4:55
12 4 More
Co-producer – De La SoulFeaturing – ZhanéProducer – Ogee*
13 Big Brother Beat
Featuring – Mos DefProducer – Skeff Anslem*
14 Down Syndrome 3:04
15 Pony Ride
Featuring – Truth Enola
16 Stakes Is High
Co-producer – De La SoulProducer – Jay Dee
17 Sunshine 3:39


  • Art Direction – De La*, Michelle Willems
  • Artwork By [Design] – MW
  • Design – Art Babe
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Sean Coffey
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Other [Styling] – Nicole King
  • Photography By – Eric Johnson
  • Producer – De La Soul (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 11, 14, 15)
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Tim Latham


Recorded at World Recording Facility by Guido Osorio except tracks 4, 11 to 13, 16 and 17 recorded at Platinum Island.
All songs mixed at Platinum Island.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 16998 11492 6
  • Barcode (String): 016998114926

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TB 1149 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(LP, Album) Tommy Boy TB 1149 US 1996
TBC 1149 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(Cass, Album) Tommy Boy TBC 1149 Europe 1996
TB 1175 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Tommy Boy TB 1175 US 1996
HIGH Dela Soul* The Stakes Is High ‎(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (De La Soul) HIGH 1996
TBCD 1149, 1699-81149-2 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Tommy Boy, Warner Strategic Marketing TBCD 1149, 1699-81149-2 Europe 2003


A1 Stakes Is High (Clean)
A2 Stakes Is High (Instrumental)
B1 Stakes Is High (Album Version)
B2 Stakes Is High (A Cappella)


  • Co-producer – De La Soul
  • Producer – Jay Dee

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: SRC TB-729-A
  • Matrix / Runout: SRC TB-729-A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TB 730 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(12") Tommy Boy TB 730 US 1996
D1392 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(CD, Single) Liberation Records, Tommy Boy D1392 Australia 1996
none De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(Cass, Single, Promo) EastWest none Germany 1996
TB 730 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(12", Promo) Tommy Boy TB 730 US 1996
8122-74782-1 De La Soul Stakes Is High ‎(12", RP) Tommy Boy, Rhino Records 8122-74782-1 UK 2006

If you haven't listened to this classic album in quite some time, go back to it and see what an incredibly well produced, message filled (Pos and Dave talk on relationships, racism, commercialism, life's hardships and other meaningful agendas) and great album it truly is, there has always been something about this album and the instant I throw it on my stereo, I am taken back to 1996 and what my life was like back then, I will always fondly remember a release party I put on for this great album and the massive turn out we had for that as well Stakes Is High is a joy to listen to from front to back but the highlights for me were "Intro", "Supa Emcees", Wonce Again Long Island" (should have been released as a single with a remix featuring some L.I. legends), "The Bizness", "Dinnit", "Brakes", "Dog Eat Dog","Long Island Degrees", "Betta Listen", "Itzsoweezee (Hot)", "Pony Ride", "4 More"," Stakes Is High" and "Sunshine"The more I listen through De La's catalogue, the more I feel that perhaps Stakes Is High is their greatest release.
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