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Buy Politics of the Business

Prince Paul
Politics of the Business
label: Razor & Tie
released: 05.06.03
our score: 3.5 out of 5.

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The Prince Brings It Straight
by: tom reiter

Prince Paul has tackled many topics of the streets through his self-produced albums in the past, this time around he tackles the music business. He's assembled a respectable cast of underground hip-hopsters to educate the listener about the ups and downs of the business...the Politics of the Business. He's also got a skit or two to help illustrate (er..make light of) record deals. During one of these skits hip-hop builders Chuck D and Ice T give their two cents worth of advice.

But how's the music you ask? As usual Paul has outdone himself again. Matching artist with track, each beat fits perfectly under whoever is rhyming on it. "My Life*", which features Fat Lip, would sound right at home on a Pharcyde album.

It's nice to get an album these days that doesn't talk about money in the usual "bling bling" sense. Politics of the Business is sure to please those looking for a bit of fresh air from 50 Cent and the like...for those looking for a lot more fulfillment out of their hip-hop, Prince Paul has provided 100% of your recommended daily amount.
10-Jun-2003 7:03 AM

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If you liked Politics of the Business...

1. A Day in the Life... (f. Dave Chappelle) (Skit)
2. Intro (f. Popmaster)
3. Make Room (f. Molly Gee, Starr Struc Ryan McKnite)
4. The Driveby (f. Ryan McKnite, Bitmos) (Skit)
5. So What (f. Kokane, Masta Ace, Pretty Ugly)
6. Drama Queen (f. Trugoy, Truth Enola)
7. Not Trying to Hear That (f. Guru, Planet Asia)
8. Politics of the Business (f. Chuck D, Ice T)
9. Chryme Pays (f. Tash, Beatnuts, Tony Touch, Starr Struck)
10. What I Need (f. Kardinal Official, Sly Boogie)
11. PrincePaulOnline.com (f. Chris Rock, Mr. Len, Newkirk, P.J., Austin, The Lord Pink Velour, Caroline Williams)
12. The Word (f. DJ Premier)
13. Controversial Headlines (Champion Sound) (f. Horror City)
14. My Bookie (f. Jonene) (Skit)
15. Beautifully Absurd (f. W. Ellington Felton)
16. Controversial Part 2 (f. Horror City, Jean Grae)
17. Ralph Nader (f. Mr. Len) (Skit)
18. People, Places, and Things (It's Who You Know) (f. Chubb Rock, Wordsworth, MF Doom)
19. A Life in the Day (f. Dave Chappelle) (Skit)
20. My Life* (f. Tre, Fat Lip, Black Ice)