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
"Potholes in My Lawn"
(1988)
"Plug Tunin'"
(1988)
"Buddy"
(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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