We’ve been Prince Paul fans since we were kids, starting with his production for De La Soul’s first three albums. From Stetsasonic, Big Daddy Kane, 3rd Bass to Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School & Dr. Octagon, this tribute takes you through some of our favorites from the Doo Doo Man’s storied career. Plus you get to hear some rarities from MF Doom, a very young Jay-Z and even Marvin Gaye!

Special thanks to Brian Coleman for linking us with Prince Paul – be sure to seek out his Check the Technique books and our companion mixes – and the Spitkicker crew for hooking us up with De La Soul back in the day.

Also, take a listen to Prince Paul & Open Mike Eagle’s podcast, “What Had Happened Was,” in which Paul tells the stories of albums and groups he’s worked with throughout his career:


Stetsasonic – Bust That Groove
Stetsasonic – Sally
De La Soul – Buddy (ft. Jungle Brothers & A Tribe Called Quest)
Queen Latifah – Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children (ft. De La Soul)
Big Daddy Kane – It’s Hard Being the Kane
Big Daddy Kane – It’s A Big Daddy Thing
3rd Bass – Brooklyn Queens
The Jaz – It’s That Simple (ft. Jay-Z)
Stetsasonic – Talkin All That Jazz
De La Soul – Say No Go
3rd Bass – No Static At All
Cypress Hill – Latin Lingo (Prince Paul Remix)
Gravediggaz – 1 800 SUICIDE
Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers (Prince Paul Remix)
Kool Keith – Weapon World
Dave Chappelle Interlude
Prince Paul – Booty Clap
3rd Bass – The Gas Face (ft. Zev Love X)
MF Doom – Hot Guacamole (ft. Paul Barman)
Paul Barman – I’m Frickin Awesome
Groove B Chill – Top Of The Hill
Chill Rob G – Let Me Show You (Ultamix Remix)
Gravediggaz – Deathtrap
Handsome Boy Modeling School – Holy Calamity (ft. DJ Shadow & DJ Quest)
De La Soul – Ooh (Ft. Redman)
Living Colour – Funny Vibe (Prince Paul Remix ft. Daddy-O)
J-Live – Wax Paper
Dave Chappelle Interlude Pt. 2
Marvin Gaye – Everybody Needs To Be Loved (Prince Paul Alternate Mix)