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|Birth name||Mike Lezan|
|Also known as||Professor X|
June 17, 1965 |
Compton, California, U.S.
|Origin||Inglewood, California, U.S|
|Genres||West Coast Rap, Gangsta Rap, Electro Rap, Electro|
|Occupation(s)||rapper, disc jockey|
Da Bozak Records
Stones Throw Records
|Associated acts||N.W.A, Egyptian Lover, Bobby Jimmy & the Critters|
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 he found himself to be surplus to the band — Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren were the main performers, DJ Yella was the turntablist and Dr. Dre was the main producer.
After leaving N.W.A, Arabian Prince began his solo career. His first solo album Brother Arab was released in 1989, although it sold poorly.
Arabian Prince continued his solo career and released his fourth album Where's My Bytches in 1993, which was his last album of the 1990s.
He recently[when?] 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. One of his songs was included on the 2007 video game College Hoops 2K8.
- Brother Arab (1989) Orpheus Records
- Situation Hot (1990) Macola Records
- Tha Underworld Followed (1992) EMI Records
- Where's My Bytches (1993) Da Bozak Records.
- Professor X (2007/2008) Clone Records
- Innovative Life: The Anthology (2008) Stones Throw Records
- Chrome Children Vol. 2 (2007) (as a featured artist on an artist Compilation album)
- Interview with Arabian Prince & Biography on westcoastpioneers
- August 2008 Interview with L.A. Record
- Arabian Prince RBMA lecture
- Arabian Prince: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse? at Phoenix New Times