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Prince Paul On Hipsters & Classic Hip-Hop

September 30, 2009

Prince Paul offers commentary on so-called hipsters, skinny jeans, and new styles of hip-hop.  Paul also touches on New York hip-hop, touring with Freddie Fox, and new projects.

Notable Quote:
“Everything to me seems like an offshoot or a bite of something else, especially in hip-hop at this point.  I don’t think I’ve heard anything super-duper original for the first time in the last ten years.”

Part 2 after the break!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

KIZ-ONE September 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

“Negro’s on Ice!” LOL LOL
can’t wait. HAHAHLOLOL


TONY TRAXX September 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm



Cai October 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm

dude is mad cool…


Free Defy October 2, 2009 at 1:04 am

Princ Paul.! By the way, there’s a handful of pro black hockey players.


Dj Dstrukt October 3, 2009 at 10:09 pm

dope interview. I’ll be doing a Prince Paul tribute on the Wake up Show in 2 weeks. Keep your ears open. peace yall.


Theko K.O. the teQniik (R.S.A) October 6, 2009 at 9:30 am

Prince Paul is mad dope,but who are the legends that will follow in his path. The streets of Jo’burg is coming to get you.


Ekahwerdna October 17, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Part 2 was good stuff. I say embrace the fact that the internet brings less quality control. It should be up to an individual to choose what they like or don’t like. Part of being good at research is knowing how to quickly filter through bullshit.

The shit that people are listening to now is kind of the end all of quality control for hip-hop, Lil Wayne is the motherfucker that no one wanted on the radio for good reason. Since he decided to get back into once the filter turned to swiss cheese, he is a successful squeaky mouse sounding motherfucker.

Once that filter is entirely gone, and people are know longer relying on the radio or whatever to tell them what to listen too, and have to research and learn to like shit for themselves, that is when we will hear a revival like never before.

It is already happening for the people that have long forgotten about the filters, just like always it is the majority that is slow to catch up.

Prince Paul is a cool dude, he isn’t really nostalgic for the past, beyond what is logical, the beginning of something is always beautiful, he is always on the hunt for something interesting, that is what music, life, should always be about.


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