Arabian Prince

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Arabian Prince
Birth name Kim Renard Nazel
Born (1965-06-17) June 17, 1965 (age 51)
Inglewood, California
Origin Compton, California
Genres Electro rap, hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer, producer, DJ
Instruments Vocals, synthesizer, keyboards, turntables, drum machine, sampler
Years active 1980–present
Labels Orpheus Records
Da Bozak Records
Macola Records
Stones Throw Records
Associated acts N.W.A
Bobby Jimmy & the Critters
J. J. Fad

Kim Renard 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]


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 soon after left over royalty and contract disagreements—Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren were the main performers, DJ Yella was the turntablist and Dr. Dre was the main producer.[8]

After leaving N.W.A, Arabian Prince began a solo career. His first album, Brother Arab, was released in 1989; Where's My Bytches followed in 1993.

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.[9] One of his songs was included on the 2007 video game, College Hoops 2K8.




With N.W.A[edit]


  1. ^ California Birth Index, accessed December 16, 2015
  2. ^ HipHopDX (23 August 2008). "Arabian Prince: New Funky Nation". HipHopDX. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Martin Cizmar. "Arabian Prince: What Happened After N.W.A. and the Posse?". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Kyle Grace. "N.W.A. - AskMen". AskMen. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Arabian Prince | West Coast Rap Artists | West Coast Rap Pioneers | Tribute to the Early West Coast Rap Scene: Website Title". 1965-06-17. Archived from the original on 2015-08-08. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  7. ^ Brandes, Wendy (September 8, 2015). "Kept Outta "Compton": N.W.A's Arabian Prince Has No Regrets". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ Martin Cizmar. "Whatever Happened to N.W.A's Posse?". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Arabian Prince | Stones Throw Records". Retrieved 2015-08-15. 
  10. ^ Paine, Jake (2008-07-03). "Stones Throw Records Releases N.W.A. Affiliate Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-08-15. 

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