‘Hip-Hop Was Like Civil Rights, Because We Didn’t Get Respected as an Art Form’: An Interview with Prince Paul and Don Newkirk

Prince Paul and Don Newkirk are the rare rap duo with thirty years of history in the game and no beef. Check the credits of any Prince Paul supergroup, one-off, or conceptual crown jewel and Newkirk is in the credits. After they both smartly exited the major label game, they entered the world of scoring and producing for television and movies and immediately went big game hunting: credits include Chris Rock, Spongebob, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman on Netflix, three things you would think of if you’re talking humor and/or ’60s kids shows Prince Paul has probably sampled already…

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