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Open Mike Eagle Sits down with the legendary Prince Paul to discuss Prince Paul's life, impact, and role in the world of Hip Hop. Brought to you by Stony Island Audio.

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Open Mike Eagle Sits down with the legendary Prince Paul to discuss Prince Paul's life, impact, and role in the world of Hip Hop. Brought to you by Stony Island Audio.

    3rd Bass, MF DOOM and MC Paul Barman

    3rd Bass, MF DOOM and MC Paul Barman

    In this loosies episode Prince Paul tells the story of working with these three legendary hip-hop acts and gives us a look inside each of their creative processes. Along the way we discuss 3rd Bass’s beef with MC Hammer, a potential full length collab with DOOM and the story of what the beats from Paul Barman’s ‘It’s Very Stimulating’ were originally intended for.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Chris Rock and the Grammys

    Chris Rock and the Grammys

    As Chris Rock was skyrocketing to fame as a stand-up comic he worked with Prince Paul to release three comedy albums that were so innovative and impactful that each one of them won a Grammy award. Here Prince Paul tells the story of thinking he was being pranked when Chris reached out to him and walks us through the development of each of the albums, including the hit single ‘No Sex in the Champagne Room’. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Prince Among Thieves

    A Prince Among Thieves

    In 1999 in the height of rap’s jiggy era Prince Paul made one of the most imaginative projects in music history. A Prince Among Thieves is a fully formed musical novel born from Paul’s creative vision and fueled by pain in his personal life. In this episode he walks us through the struggles of producing the album, the triumphs of completing it and how close he came to actually developing it into a full-length movie. Its the story of a naive and talented rapper named Tariq (played by Breezely Brewin) and it unfolds through rap songs featuring legends like Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul and many more 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    3ft High and Rising: The Origins of De La Soul

    3ft High and Rising: The Origins of De La Soul

    Prince Paul tells the story of producing De La Soul's first album. Along the way we hear how the group was formed, the creative direction behind the album, and how they fit into the burgeoning hip-hop community around them. From the invention of the 'skit' to the first major sampling lawsuit, it's the story of an album that changed the business of rap music forever.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Gravediggaz/RZA

    Gravediggaz/RZA

    Prince Paul opens up about his time with RZA and the Gravediggaz.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

JustinTonati0n ,

The best.

I hope this podcast doens't end. Prince Paul's been in the game for a minute so has THE best stories. Open Mike is a fantastic interviewer, he's informed from being a fan but has also done his homework.

I can't recommend this podcast enough.

squizzared ,

A new bar has been set!

This is absolutely tremendous content! - the pod we dreamed of!!! - guys are blessing us!

The-mooseman ,

Wholesome

Two episodes in, very quickly becoming my new favourite podcast.

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