AUDIO BONUS: A Conversation With Prince Paul

September 19, 2007

While I work on tomorrow's video here's a cool little phone chat I had with the legendary Prince Paul, from when I was helping put together this book about hip-hop's endless romance with gaudy jewelry.

Posted by jsmooth995 at September 19, 2007 6:30 PM

wow, great little stories to hear about De La and Gravediggaz from the man who was right there in the middle of it

Posted by: Off Base at September 19, 2007 9:14 PM

"it made those maad shirts look blank"


i can't picture a young De La thuggin' with gold fronts...just doesn't go together

Posted by: tucan sam ain't nuthin ta f' wit at September 20, 2007 12:41 AM

before dre's driveby drama skit's, prince p upheld the native tongue anti-gold ethos("black medallions, no gold") brilliantly. prince p and de la soul released "me, myself & i" as a 3-sided 12" single(1989) including a 3 minute skit titled "Brain Washed Follower". The track introduced the character Jeff, a young fan disillusioned by the popular status symbols of the day and disappointed in de la's refusal to conform. in the skit, de la also points fun at popular slang in the context of their use of 'plugspeak'.

Posted by: brettfromboundless at October 15, 2007 6:48 AM

What instrumental is playing in the background?

Posted by: B at October 18, 2007 6:08 PM

aewdsa saf wefrasf adsf sdaf

Posted by: Jessica at January 28, 2008 6:02 AM

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