Prince Paul's 'Negroes on Ice' Wants the Rap World to Take a Joke

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Prince Paul and P Forreal
Prince Paul's Musical: Negroes on Ice. That's the name of producer Prince Paul and his son's new hip-hop play. The title is provocative; it evokes scathing images of mainstream millionaire rappers with Bambi-like spindly legs slipping and sliding around on the slick ice of the modern hip-hop world. But the title was chosen less for its subversive suggestion than off-kilter comedy kicks. "I wish I could sit down and tell you about how there was this 1920s figure skater," says Paul, "but, well, it's just a name that me and my son came up with that seems to make people smile." Fittingly then, Negroes on Ice is a good-time hip-hop play that delights in poking fun at the genre's often po-faced figures -- but does so while leaving behind an earnest message about the bond between a father and his son... [continue reading]

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