Plug Tunin'

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"Plug Tunin'"
Single by De La Soul
from the album 3 Feet High and Rising
Released 1988
Format CD single
12" single
Recorded 1988
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 3:43
Label Tommy Boy
Writer(s) P. Huston, K. Mercer, D. Jolicoeur, V. Mason
Producer(s) Prince Paul, De La Soul
De La Soul singles chronology
"Plug Tunin'"
(1989)
"[Jenifa (Taught Me]"
(1989)

"Plug Tunin'" is the debut single by the influential hip hop trio De La Soul. A remixed version appeared on their album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Lyrically, the song is idiosyncratic; "Transistors are never more shown with like / When vocal flow brings it all down in ruin / Due to a clue of a naughty noise called Plug Tunin' (Hmm-mm, hmm-mm, hmm-mm, hmm-mm, hmmmm)", however, musically it laid the foundations for the sound the group would realise more fully with their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising.

The song is sampled on the Gravediggaz' "Defective Trip.", which is also produced by Prince Paul.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Plug Tunin' (Are You Ready for This?)" - 3:41
  2. "Freedom of Speak (We Got Three Minutes)" - 2:52
  3. "Freedom of Speak (We Got More Than Three)" - 4:16
  4. "Plug Tunin' (Something's Wrong Here)" - 3:10
  5. "Strictly Dan Stuckie" - 0:38

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