|Birth name||Kim Renard Nazel|
June 17, 1965 |
|Genres||Electro rap, Hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, Singer, Producer, DJ|
|Instruments||Vocals, synthesizer, keyboards, turntables, drum machine, sampler|
Da Bozak Records
Stones Throw Records
Bobby Jimmy & the Critters
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.
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. One of his songs was included on the 2007 video game, College Hoops 2K8.
- Situation Hot (1990) Macola Records
- Innovative Life: The Anthology, 1984-1989 (2008) Stones Throw Records
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