De La Soul's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising
, introduced the trio's concept of the "D.A.I.S.Y. Age" philosophy (D.A.I.S.Y. stands for "Da Inner Sound Ya'll"). "The Daisy Age we talk about," Posdnuos explained to NME
, "is an inner consciousness."
"It's about 'Me Myself And I
,"' added Trugoy, "being yourself, doing your own thing and not ever being afraid to do your own thing."