2010 Prince Paul presents Horror City

The release that followed the Shadez Of Brooklyn EP was a real coup! In late June 2010 Prince Paul started to drop mp3's of previously unreleased and vaulted material online and the first of these most generous offerings was 'Horror City'. The 'Horror City' project was recorded in 1995 (just after Paul's work on the Gravediggaz debut album), with a crew of local mc's from the Amityville neighbourhood of Long Island, known under the collective banner 'Horror City Productions'. H.C.P was the brainchild of LI rapper Superstar aka Roy Hamilton. They released a 12" back in 1986 called 'Clap Yo Hands' on their own label, then worked on a project with De La Soul's Maseo in 1994. The latter was 'nearly' signed to Tommy Boy, and that is the story of Horror City. From Russell Simmons' cash advances to De La Soul hook ups, the MC's never quite made it big, something always got in the way. They guested on Paul's excellent 1998 album 'A Prince among Thieves' and some of the 'Horror City '95' session tracks appeared in a different form on that album. Prince Paul, for some unfathomable reason, couldn't get the project signed in '95 and it sat in his studio, collecting dust for the next decade and a half.   


After hearing the Horror City tracks Pro Golf immediately contacted Prince Paul about the possibility of releasing the material on Chopped Herring Records. Fortunately he was able to say the right things cause Paul agreed to work alongside Herring on the first ever release of this DOPE album. Pro Golf selected 4 tracks and 2 instrumentals from the project. These tracks were chosen primarily for their ILLNESS but also due to the fact that each contained breaks that were not used as main loops on the 'Prince Among Thieves' album. We at Chopped Herring HQ are hugely proud to have added Prince Paul to our catalogue of releases; he is the single most important influence on Herring so to have worked with him for a release on the label is nothing short of an honour. Endless Props to Paul!!!



But what happened next.......keep peepin the site for the new release set to drop in early Feb 2011