On the strength of his work with De La Soul, Gravediggaz, Breeze Brewin and Horror City, I rank Prince Paul as the greatest producer of all time ... yes, even above DJ Premier. That's just how I feel. So you can understand why, when I saw there was a new Prince Paul project out featuring unreleased songs with Breeze Brewin, RZA, and De La Soul — not to mention Long Island Rap favorites Truth Enola and Bumpy Knuckles — I shit on myself. A couple days have passed, I've tossed my doo-doo pants, and now I'm prepared to share this brown-note magic with you (it's a thing; look it up). Stream the single-track mix below. Download it in four parts via Bandcamp. Click thru to Soundcloud for the tracklist.
Nothing Is Quick In The Desert. As it turns out, a confidant of Threepeeoh informs us that the version of "Toxic" included on the album is actually a remix, a Threepeeoh-produced remix which was preferred by Chuck D, but a remix nevertheless. The original version, streaming exclusively below, was also produced by Threepeeoh, but features a slightly different chorus and scratches, as well as a much harder beat. Follow the link above to compare this version with the album cut, and check out more Threepeeoh collabos with Chuck D and DJ Lord here. A long-winded description, I realize, but trust me, this is one of this site's best posts.
Mastery of one's craft unearths a breadth of possibility if not also a world of opportunity. Clocking in at just over 15 minutes between five songs, This Is Too Much is just enough to begin peeling back the layers of AM's tremendous potential.
Finding America in a state of moral bankruptcy and financial fuckery, National Debt can be heard as an affront to neocapitalist wage slavery, a true free-market rallying cry in the tradition of Black Wall Street, and most pressingly, a profitable partnership pairing Bruiser Brigade MC Trpl Blk with Mobile Kitchen maestro DJ Prince. Yes, sound investment advice abounds, but so do innovative sounds and rhyme styles that expose everyday hustle raps for ponzi schemes. Do the math.
About a year after Marcberg, Lisaan'dro's name resurfaces with a solo track called "Foam Cups & Foamposites," on which, as one critic said, Lisaan'dro "pitches his voice higher and more nasally, and absolutely rips shit over a No ID instrumental." The rapper gave us a high-end Nike over a pair of huge breasts, three high-quality verses over a huge beat, and then...
Over the next five years, not a line was heard from Lisaan'dro, until in early 2017 he released "Something Greater," a song which definitely lived up to its name. Soon thereafter, he dropped four songs in about as many months, each every bit as exciting as, arguably even better than, the last. Why the disappearance and sudden resurgence? Where had Lisaan'dro been, and for that matter, where had this remarkable MC, who'd debuted on a bonafide classic, come from in the first place?
The answers to these questions and more in LongIslandRap.com's first long-form interview, below.