Saturday, February 18, 2006

Public Enemy: We'll Always Have Paris

A little bit about "Public Enemy featuring Paris" from Rolling Stone:

Why would one of hip-hop's most legendary lyricists recruit another MC to write him an album full of rhymes? According to Public Enemy's Chuck D, it's an experiment he's been wanting to try for some time, finally realized on Rebirth of a Nation, due March 7th.

The album features veteran Bay Area rapper, producer and activist Paris, who not only created the music but also wrote "98 percent" of Chuck's verses. "I was gonna have somebody do it one time, and he happened to be the one," says Chuck, who adds that he hadn't seriously considered any other collaborators. "I told Paris that he would have to come more than halfway to make this happen. There was a diligence he had that was very thorough."
Does this sound like he just decided to tell people who the ghost writer is? Regardless, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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