12 September, 2012@6:56 pm
Prince Paul is the true definition of a Hip-Hop originator. From his beginnings with live hip-hop pioneers Stetsasonic, to producing for innovative acts like 3rd Bass and De La Soul, to forming the “horrorcore” collective Gravediggaz, all the way to his Handsome Boy Modeling School venture alongside fellow producer Dan The Automater, Paul has always tested musical boundaries. He’s also had success in the realm of comedy, having produced multiple Grammy-winning albums for comedian Chris Rock. Now, Paul is back to explore new ground with his latest project Negroes On Ice, a comedy/Hip-Hop album created with his son P. Forreal. Much in style of Paul’s acclaimed opus A Prince Among Thieves, Negroes On Ice seemlessly blends music and storytelling, resulting in a hilarious, head-nodding listening experience. Initially a highly successful traveling show, Negroes On Ice is now a Prince Paul-produced concept album that chronicles a father and a son who find common ground through rap, humorously highlighting different schools of thought amongst the generations.
Some fathers and sons get together to fly kites – Prince Paul and his Jr. got together to create, write and produce an album. “I never knew my son was this creative,” says Paul. “I never paid attention to his music, his DJing, and writing. But once I did, I was like “Wow, it would be cool to do something together.” As P. Forreal explains, ” Even though it was a partnership, there’s always going to be a father-son dynamic. My dad taught me how to do things, how to record…but at the same time he might tell me to go do the dishes after a recording session!” With appearances from Breeze Brewin of The Juggaknots and other special guests, Negroes On Ice is another fascinating chapter in the career of a true original.
Check out the first video from Negroes On Ice below, and look for it on iTunes and all other digital services this October 2nd. A CD version will follow on October 16th. The CD will include a free download of the instrumentals, prouduced by Prince Paul and P. Forreal.
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