Prince Paul

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Revisiting the February 23rd Club as The Roots Go Platinum

    This month came the somewhat surprising news that, 14 years after its release, The Roots' album Things Fall Apart has finally gone platinum. An album whose reputation as the group's most critically acclaimed has made it the go-to entry point for new fans as their popularity has grown, it's still kin ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Thrice Announce Indefinite Hiatus

    [Mental Notes] Also: Dischord launches Fugazi concert archive, Prince Paul explores garage music

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Hip-Hop Producer Prince Paul Explores Garage Music For New Scion A/V Documentary Series

    ​"I just want to feel good about music again," says famed hip-hop producer Prince Paul in a new video for Scion A/V's latest documentary series. Even as a well-versed music vet, he's still looking for fresh inspiration, and in this episode, titled "Grease-Dripping Garage Fest," he and bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Five Haunting Rap Songs for Halloween

    Sal Rojas/Psycho RealmPsycho Realm -- ooh, scary!​Halloween has arrived, and its time to break out the spooky sounds once more. Fake spider webs, fog machines, and the right props can make a trick-or-treater think twice before mustering up the courage to come to your door. Or, if you're one of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    TONIGHT: Peanut Butter Wolf's 999 Tour starts with The Glass House

    ​For Chris Manak (aka Peanut Butter Wolf), the 90s will always hold a special place on his turntables. After starting his official career as a recording artist in 1990, this revered L.A. DJ/producer birthed Stones Throw Records, a premier source of eclectic hip hop culture, in 1996. Tonight, he ki ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    Video Savant: Cymande's “Bra”

    Sticking with the summer-song theme from last week's Video Savant on Ween's “Push th' Little Daisies,” let's examine the gloriously snappy “Bra” by Cymande. Sampled to devastating effect by De La Soul on 3 Feet High and Rising's “Change in Speak” and used on the soundtracks to Spike Lee' ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Soul Survivors

    Todays hip-hop owes a huge debt to De La Souland the tab keeps growing

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    A Touch of Jazz

    Bobbi Humphrey struck by lightning

  • Columns

    March 31, 2005
  • Music

    May 22, 2003


    Ugly Ducklings Politics Are Even Uglier

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Invasion of the Angry White Rappers!

    How to distinguish the wannabes