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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.

    Stetsasonic and life as a 10-year old DJ

    Stetsasonic and life as a 10-year old DJ

    Paul began his journey in rap in 1977 as a DJ right when hip-hop was starting in New York. Shortly after that it turns into a career when he meets the rappers that would become the legendary group Stetsasonic. In this episode he tells the story of going from ‘sucker duck’ kid DJ to touring the world with Stetsasonic and the lessons that led him to strike out on his own with De La Soul.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    De La Soul is Dead

    De La Soul is Dead

    In 1991 after the smash success of their debut album 3ft High and Rising, De La Soul and Prince Paul become household names and with that comes strangers harassing them with unwanted demo tapes, weird encounters at Burger King, and rumors being spread about the group. All of these problems are front and center on their second album, the brilliant De La Soul is Dead. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

disco barticus ,

*****

this gets 5 stars before i even download. PRINCE PAUL changed my life, Open Mike Eagle is cool too.

SDWater ,

Wow

This podcast is everything. MIKE! PAUL! Thank you.

PandaPaws ,

When Hip Hop meant something

It’s like this podcast was made for me. So great hearing the back stories about the hip hop groups I grew up listening to. It reminds me of how I felt hearing these groups for the time. I felt like hip hop meant something. It was an important message, not like these dag nab kids these days.

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