Hip Hop Gold Dust (2005) Chameleonic hip-hop producer Prince Paul mines the vaults for a 20-track compilation of odds and ends spanning his two-decade career. Though not quite the promised… 2005-10-25 Prince Paul Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Hip Hop Gold Dust (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 25, 2005; Lead Performance: Prince Paul; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Chameleonic hip-hop producer Prince Paul mines the vaults for a 20-track compilation of odds and ends spanning his two-decade career. Though not quite the promised gold dust, there are some gems buried on Hip Hop Gold Dust, a disc of unreleased tracks and remixes from De La Soul, Biz Markie, Gravediggaz, Stetsasonic, and others. Surprisingly, it's the lesser-knowns who provide many of the best moments: the sad-sack rap of L.A. Symphony's ''Broken Now,'' Justin Warfield's trippy ''K Sera Sera,'' and May May's neo-funk empowerment anthem ''Real Man.''

Originally posted Dec 09, 2005 Published in issue #854 Dec 16, 2005 Order article reprints