82. De La Soul "Say No Go" (1989)
Producer: De La Soul & Prince Paul
Album: 3 Feet High and Rising
Label: Tommy Boy
The collaboration between Prince Paul and De La Soul is best evidenced in early recordings where numerous, far-flung samples are stacked on top of each other in ways that seem perfectly complementary to the ears of the listeners. Everyone raves about the Hall and Oates sample, which critics have incorrectly claimed was used because Prince Paul must have found it ironically amusing, but there's a whole lot more to be heard, and it's all testament to the genius and daring of the group's early creative process.