De La Soul f/ Q-Tip & The Jungle Brothers “Buddy” (1989)
Album: 3 Feet High and Rising
Label: Tommy Boy
Prince Paul: “That was a remix to the original ‘Buddy,’ which was on 3 Feet High and Rising. That was when we were more or less building stronger alliances with the Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest. That’s before Quest even got a deal. It was just all like-minded guys.
That was when we were more or less building stronger alliances with the Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest. That’s before Quest even got a deal. It was just all like-minded guys.
“For the video they asked me to do the intro because I did the intro for ‘Me, Myself and I.’ It was sort of a running theme for the rest of the album.
“Those days were a lot of fun because at random times you can have an MC Lyte or DJ Red Alert come into the studio. We could just tell them, ‘Yo, do a background vocal!’ Or like, ‘Yo, come and get in the booth.’ We would just all hover around the mic, and do dumb stuff. It was fun for me because I was able to conduct all that.
“I was able to tell Red Alert or Lyte, or even Q-Tip what to do. And they were all willing. Plus, everybody was smiling and having fun. I don’t think I’d be able to do that now, but it was a nice feeling though.”