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date: 18 January 2020

Prince Paul [Huston, Paul ]locked

  • Justin A. Williams

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[Huston, Paul ]

(b Amityville, NY, April 2, 1967). American DJ and producer. He began his music career as DJ and member of the group Stetsasonic and gained further prominence as a producer for De La Soul’s first three albums, which are known for their liberal use of sampling. In addition to releasing two solo albums in the 1990s, Prince Paul joined the RZA, Frukwan, and Too Poetic to form the group Gravediggaz. He has also collaborated with producer Dan the Automator—forming the group Handsome Boy Modeling School—and with a number of rappers including Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Mike D (of the Beastie Boys). He is credited as one of the first producers to put skits (of comedy and other dialogue) on hip-hop albums, most notably De La Soul’s debut 3 Feet High and Rising (1989). As on his early productions, Prince Paul continues to use eclectic source material and collaborate with a diverse range of artists....

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