March 11, 2010

Prince Paul: Confessions of a Beat Junkie


Confessions of a Beat Junkie: I found this rare Prince Paul mixtape over at Nerdtorious.com Text below taken from that site:

We’re huge fans of Prince Paul. So naturally, we were geeked to get our hands on Confessions Of A Beat Junkie, a promo tape Tommy Boy put out in ‘97. The 35-minute blend of b-sides, unreleased stuff, famous works, and many skits don’t disappoint—especially if you’re familiar with Paul’s work. Not much info exists, so I wrote Paul and asked him to introduce the tape for us. Here’s his response:

Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the tape. I made this for Tommy Boy as a promo item in the late ’90s to reintroduce myself to the public. It was to launch off the reissue of Psychoanalysis and a new project, A Prince Among Thieves. I just wanted to make something different from the old traditional mixtape that was out at the time. I had my friends and mom do little intro pieces to the songs.

I wanted to make it appear like I was this elusive, eclectic guy, and they were describing my work to those who weren’t familiar with me. The photo [on the back] is a picture of my son when he was about 3 or 4. He was always facinated with the turntables now he’s a DJ himself at 17. I put a lot of work into that tape, I’m glad that it’s still being enjoyed. Thanks again.

6 comments:

Jonathan said...

not only is it still being enjoyed, it's on my always-need-to-be-there list of albums or mixtapes on all my devices or computers.

david said...

thanks for helping spread the good word! (and good music!) - D.M.

aar0n said...

great find Henry! thanks for continuing to bring it homeslice. Prince Paul is one of my all time favorites

Ns said...

grrr it's bandwidth has been exceeded!! can anyone repost it please?

Henry Krinkle said...

File Re-upped

thebeathunters said...

you're the main man, the doo-doo man...