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Artist's Choice: Prince Paul

The legendary hip-hop producer is feeling The White Stripes, Pharoahe Monch, and Kanye West

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1. THE WHITE STRIPES, ”Icky Thump”
”It has a hip-hop vibe to it. The beat, to me, is just insane.”

2. KANYE WEST, ”Flashing Lights”
”It’s mad catchy. He channels Timbaland on some of the sounds. In a time when music is really bad, somebody always comes up with something that’s pretty genius.”

3. 50 CENT, ”I Get Money”
”That record is so cocky! I love his arrogance.”

4. PHAROAHE MONCH, Desire
[Hesitates to choose just one song] ”The whole album is a standout. He’s ahead of his time. [I sympathize because] I make stuff, and people are like, ‘Ugh, what’s that?!’ Then 10 years later, they go, ‘Wow, that’s a great record!”’

5. COUNT BASS D, 1995’s ”T-Boz Tried to Talk to Me!”
”Anybody who writes a song about another famous person [TLC singer T-Boz] and how he was so starstruck is pretty wild.”