PRINCE PAUL TO DJ THE OPENING RECEPTION OF:
MISS BUGS / JOE BLACK
"2 MANY ARTISTS'
OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 4th, 19:00
Prince Paul has punched numerous holes through hip-hop. He joined Stetsasonic in 1984 as their DJ and later started producing and remixing artists like Big Daddy Kane, Boogie Down Productions, and Fine Young Cannibals. Through his inclusion of irreverent skits on De La Soul’s classic Three Feet High & Rising (one of the most creative, striking production jobs in hip hop history) he influenced the shape of every hip-hop album afterward, making the rapper’s sense of humor a major vehicle of putting your personality on wax.
After De La Soul, he teamed up with the RZA to form Gravediggaz. Still untouchable and unsurpassed, that music is essentially on its own plane. His solo album, Psychoanalysis (What is it?) is like nothing else in hip-hop and everyone should hear it. More recently, his incredibly diverse work from Handsome Boy Modeling School through his controversial “Politics of the Industry” has shown his ability to work with artists as far ranging as Cedric and Omar from the Mars Volta and Alec Empire. His latest work is Baby Elephant, an epic, harmonious interaction with legendary Parliament Funkadelic keyboard genius Bernie Worrell. Though extremely humble, he is consistently a gauge of what heights hip-hop may aspire to and will be live at Brooklynite April 4th.
-written by Zachary Smith for Brooklynite Gallery