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The Director's Cut: Prince Paul's Prince Among Thieves

RJ Smith, The Village Voice, 2 March 1999

NOBODY IN THE genre today sees more possibility in hip-hop than Prince Paul. I say that in the face of his tour de force A Prince Among Thieves, a record— nay, a hiphopera!— telling the story of a young man's terminal initiation into the world of rap commerce. The creative are no match for the playa haters, crime pays, intellectual property is theft. Finale: the hero puts a bullet in his brain.

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