Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump

Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump

Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump is De La Soul's fifth full-length album, released in 2000.

Overview

The album was the first in a planned three-disc installment, which was originally intended to be a three-disc album.

Among the guests on the album are Redman, Tash and J-Ro of Tha Liks, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, Mike D and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys, Busy Bee, Freddie Foxxx and soul diva Chaka Khan.

Unlike their previous album, Stakes Is High, Mosaic Thump returned De La Soul to chart territory again thanks to the hit singles, "Oooh" and "All Good". The album was also nominated for a Grammy.

At the end of tracks 4, 8 and 13, there are the now classic skits advertising "Ghost Weed". A substance which allows the user to morph into their favorite MC/rapper with only a few puffs. This makes room for surprise cameos by three different MCs, Pharaohe Monch, Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest, and Black Thought of The Roots.

Track listing

  1. "Spitkicker.com/Say R." – 1:19
  2. "U Can Do (Life)" – 4:23
  3. "My Writes" (featuring Tash and J-Ro of Tha Alkaholiks, and Xzibit) – 5:29
  4. "Oooh." (featuring Redman) – 5:24
  5. "Thru Ya City" (featuring D.V. Alias Khrist) – 3:29
  6. "I.C. Y'All" (featuring Busta Rhymes) – 3:21
  7. "View" – 4:18
  8. "Set The Mood" (featuring Indeed) – 4:23
  9. "All Good?" (featuring Chaka Khan) – 4:59
  10. "Declaration" – 2:56
  11. "Squat!" (featuring Mike D and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys) – 4:14
  12. "Words From The Chief Rocker" (featuring Busy Bee Starski) – 1:01
  13. "With Me" – 4:50
  14. "Copa (Cabanga)" – 4:06
  15. "Foolin'" – 4:22
  16. "The Art Of Getting Jumped" – 3:48
  17. "U Don't Wanna B.D.S." (featuring Freddie Foxxx) – 4:13

List of Samples

The following is a list of songs and sound footage sampled in the songs on Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump.

U Can Do (Life)

Oooh

Thru Ya City

I.C. Y'All

Declaration

Words from the Chief Rocker

  • "Down By Law" written by Brathewaite
  • lyrics from the song "Battle at the Dixie"

With Me

Foolin'

The Art of Getting Jumped

  • "Jump to It" written by Luther Vandross
  • "I Got to Have It" by Ed Og & the Bulldog
  • "A Dor E Curata E O Nome Comprido" by Odair Cabeca de Poeta e Grupo Capote
  • "Go Stetsa 1" by Stetsasonic

Album singles

Single cover Single information
"Oooh."

  • Released: 2000
  • B-side: "So Good"

"All Good?"

  • Released: 2000
  • B-side: "Declaration"

"Thru Ya City"

  • Released: 2001
  • B-side: "The Art Of Getting Jumped"

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