Prince Paul – A Prince Among Thieves (1999): “

1. Tariq’s Dilemma (Intro)
2. Pain
3. How It All Started
4. Steady Slobbin’
5. Just Another Day
6. What U Got [The Demo]
7. Hustles On
8. MC Hustler
9. Call Listen
10. Other Line
11. Crazy Lou’s
12. Weapon World
13. My Big Chance
14. War Party
15. Count Macula
16. Macula’s Theory
17. Mr. Large
18. Can You Handle It
19. Put the Next Man On
20. I Was In
21. My First Day
22. More Than U Know
23. Room 69
24. Mood for Love
25. Bust
26. Men in Blue
27. Central Booking
28. Handle Your Time
29. Rev
30. Sermon
31. Showdown
32. You Got Shot
33. Every Beginning Must Have an Ending
34. New Joint (DJ’s Delite)
35. Prince Among Thieves

Review: Hip-hop concept album from producer Prince Paul. Follows the story of fictional rapper Tariq on his journey hustling to become a rap star. Skits and tracks featuring guest appearances from De La Soul, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Keith, Xzibit, Chris Rock. It’s a really great idea, done in a brilliant way. Would’ve totally have loved to see this album as a film. Recommended listen, at least once in your life.


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