Quite simply, Prince Paul is one of hip-hop’s most important and innovative producers. As the mind behind De La Soul’s “3 Feet High & Rising,” “De La Soul Is Dead,” and “Buhloone Mindstate,” he brought us three absolutely essential albums that changed hip-hop’s landscape. Before he worked with De La, we saw a glimpse of his creativity with Stetsasonic. Even with his hands in vastly different projects over the years, he has rarely disappointed. He later teamed up with the RZA for Gravediggaz and Dan The Automator for The Handsome Boy Modeling School. The man has always had his own uniquely cartoonish, humorous take on hip-hop, a style often imitated but rarely pulled off with comparable wit. Expect his set to bring that very same sense of humor and bouncy fun that has always made his music child-like and carefree. (Jarrett Spiegel)
August 3 at Morseland.