Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves (Orange & Yellow Splatter Vinyl)

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Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves
  • Orange and Yellow Splatter Colored Vinyl
  • 2x LP
RELEASE DATE: 4/8/2022


With a career that spans decades and having played a hand in some of hip-hop's most legendary and admired groups, there is no doubt that Prince Paul' legacy will live on for years to come. While he may be best known for his work with groups like de la Soul, Stetsasonic and Handsome Boy Modeling School, it is often his solo work that fans turn to when craving that unadulterated Prince Paul sound. Released in 1999, his sophomore album, "A Prince Among Thieves, " has since become an undeniable classic amongst hip-hop enthusiasts and record collectors alike. Featuring an all-star ensemble of Golden Era MC's like Sadat X, Xzibit, de la Soul, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane and more, this ambitious piece of humorous hip-hop storytelling is like an odyssey of 90's rap, even earning praise from music essayist Robert Christgau, who called it "The closest thing to a true rock opera you've ever heard." What lies beneath, however, is biting satire which plants listeners right in the thick of the struggle, the hustle, the rough underground from which great hip-hop is so often inspired.

To celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, Tommy Boy and Prince Paul are giving fans the opportunity to rediscover this masterpiece, re-releasing this long out of production album as a limited, colored pressing.

1. Tariq's Dilemma (Intro)
2. Pain - (featuring Sha/Breeze)
3. How It All Started
4. Steady Slobbin' - (featuring Breeze)
5. Just Another Day
6. What U Got - (featuring Breeze)
7. Hustles On, The
8. MC Hustler - (featuring Horror City)
9. Call, The
10. Other Line, The - (featuring Breeze/Heroine)
11. Crazy Lou's Hideout
12. Weapon World - (featuring Kool Keith)
13. My Big Chance
14. War Party - (featuring Horror City)
15. Count Macula
16. Macula's Theory - (featuring Big Daddy Kane)
17. Mr. Large - (featuring Chubb Rock/Biz Markie)
18. Can You Handle It
19. Put the Next Man On - (featuring Sha/Breeze/Superstar)
20. I Was In
21. My First Day - (featuring Chris Rock)
22. More Than U Know - (featuring De La Soul)
23. Room 69 - (featuring Sweet Dee)
24. Mood for Love - (featuring Newkirk)
25. Bust, The
26. Men in Blue, The - (featuring Everlast)
27. Central Booking
28. Handle Your Time - (featuring Sadat X/Xzibit/Kid Creole)
29. Rev, The
30. Sermon
31. Showdown
32. You Got Shot - (featuring Breeze/Sha)
33. Every Beginning Must Have an Ending
34. New Joint, The (DJ's Delite)
35. Prince Among Thieves, A - (featuring Sha)

LABEL: Tommy Boy Music
UPC: 016998121016