Potholes in My Lawn
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|"Potholes in My Lawn"|
|Single by De La Soul|
|from the album 3 Feet High and Rising|
|Format||CD single, 12" single|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop|
|Songwriter(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" is the second single by hip hop group De La Soul, released in 1988 from their album 3 Feet High and Rising. The songs were mastered by record mixer and engineer Herb Powers Jr. The song samples "Magic Mountain" by Eric Burdon & War as well as the signature yodeling and jaw harp on Parliament's "Little Ole Country Boy" off 1970's Osmium.
The song was released in some territories as a double A-side with "Jenifa (Taught Me)".
The song is notable for being the first hip-hop song to be played on Mars, by NASA's Opportunity Rover in 2004.
- "Jenifa (Taught Me)" — 4:46
- "Skip 2 My Loop" — 1:07
- "Potholes in My Lawn" — 3:49
- "They Don't Know That the Soul Don't Go for That" — 3:25
- "Derwin" — 3:50
|U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles||22|