Prince Paul
Prince Paul

Birth name

Paul Edward Huston

Also known as

The Undertaker, Chest Rockwell


2 April 1967 (age 49)


Amityville, New York, United States


Hip hop


DJ, record producer, rapper

Years active



Tommy Boy, Warner Bros., Elektra, WordSound, Razor & Tie

Associated acts

Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul, Dino 5, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School, MC Paul Berman, Stetsasonic,

Paul Edward Huston (born 2 April 1967), better known by his stage name Prince Paul, is an American disc jockey, record producer and rapper from Amityville, New York. Paul began his career as a DJ for Stetsasonic, and subsequently lent his skills to albums by Boogie Down Productions, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane and 3rd Bass, among others. Paul's big break came in 1989 when he produced the entirety of De La Soul's debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. He broke ground in hip hop production with his innovative use of samples, and Prince Paul and De La Soul ushered in a new era for hip hop.

In 1994, Paul returned to rapping, joining RZA, Poetic, and Stetsasonic member Frukwan in the group Gravediggaz, a side project that debuted with 6 Feet Deep. He also began working with the new elite in underground hip hop, recruiting Dan the Automator, Scott Harding, and Spectre for his debut solo album, Psychoanalysis: What Is It?, in 1996. His second album, A Prince Among Thieves, followed in 1999, and later that year Paul formed Handsome Boy Modeling School with Dan the Automator to release the album So... How's Your Girl?. His own Politics of the Business, another concept album, surfaced in 2003, and was followed by Itstrumental in 2005, as well as the archival compilation Hip Hop Gold Dust.


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