In Hip Hop History Today: Prince Paul was born April 2, 1967

Paul Edward Huston, born April 2, 1967 better known by his stage name Prince Paul, is a disc jockey, record producer and recording artist from Amityville, New York. Paul began his career as a DJ for Stetsasonic. Since then he has worked on albums by Boogie Down Productions, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane and 3rd Bass, among others. Major recognition for Prince Paul came when he produced De La Soul’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising in 1989, in which he pioneered new approaches to hip hop production, mixing and sampling, as well as by adding comedy sketches. In 1994, he returned to rapping, joining RZA and Frukwan in Gravediggaz, a project that debuted with 6 Feet Deep. His first solo album, Psychoanalysis: What Is It?, came out in 1997, followed by a second album, A Prince Among Thieves, in 1999. Later that year Prince Paul formed Handsome Boy Modeling School with Dan the Automator and they released the album So…How’s Your Girl?. Listen to Psychoanalysis: What Is It? below.

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