Arabian Prince

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Kim Renard Nazel
Born (1965-06-17) June 17, 1965 (age 51)
Inglewood, California, USA
Nationality American

Kim Nazel (born June 17, 1965),[1] better known by the stage name Arabian Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and producer.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


Arabian Prince started working with Bobby Jimmy & the Critters in 1984. He also produced the hit single and album for J.J. Fad, Supersonic.

In 1986, he was a founding member of N.W.A but when fellow member Ice Cube came back from the Phoenix Institute of Technology in 1988, Arabian Prince found himself to be surplus to the group—Eazy E, Ice Cube and MC Ren were the main performers, DJ Yella was the turntablist and Dr. Dre was the main producer.[9]

After leaving N.W.A, Arabian Prince began his solo career.[2] His first solo album Brother Arab was released in 1989, although it sold poorly. He continued his solo career and released his fourth album Where's My Bytches in 1993, which was his last album of the 1990s.

In the mid-2000s, he started releasing music again, with his Professor X project on the Dutch label Clone records. In 2007, he performed as a DJ on the 2K Sports Holiday Bounce Tour with artists from the Stones Throw label. In 2008, Stones Throw released a compilation of his electro-rap material from the 1980s.[10] One of his songs was included on the 2007 video game, College Hoops 2K8.



With N.W.A[edit]

Other projects[edit]

  • "Surgical Meth Machine" (2016) (With Al Jourgenson)


  1. ^ California Birth Index, accessed December 16, 2015
  2. ^ a b "Arabian Prince: Eazy-E's Wife Stopped Sending My Royalty Checks". YouTube. 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  3. ^ HipHopDX (23 August 2008). "Arabian Prince: New Funky Nation". HipHopDX. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Martin Cizmar. "Arabian Prince: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Southern California Public Radio. "Lost N.W.A member Arabian Prince plays MacArthur Park on July 28". Southern California Public Radio. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Kyle Grace. "N.W.A. - AskMen". AskMen. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Arabian Prince | West Coast Rap Artists | West Coast Rap Pioneers | Tribute to the Early West Coast Rap Scene: Website Title". 1965-06-17. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  8. ^ Brandes, Wendy (September 8, 2015). "Kept Outta "Compton": N.W.A's Arabian Prince Has No Regrets". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ Martin Cizmar. "Whatever Happened to N.W.A's Posse?". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Arabian Prince | Stones Throw Records". Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  11. ^ Paine, Jake (2008-07-03). "Stones Throw Records Releases N.W.A. Affiliate Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 

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