MC Paul Barman

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MC Paul Barman
Birth name Paul Nathaniel Barman[1]
Born (1974-10-30) October 30, 1974 (age 43)[2]
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Genres Hip hop[3]
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1998–present
Labels Wordsound, Coup d'État, Matador Records, Mello Music Group, Househusband
Associated acts Prince Paul, MF Doom, DJ Yoda, Blackalicious, Open Mike Eagle
Website www.mcpaulbarman.com

Paul Nathaniel Barman (born October 30, 1974), better known by his stage name MC Paul Barman, is an American rapper. He resides in Manhattan, New York.[4] In 2012, LA Weekly placed him at number 14 on the "Top 20 Whitest Musicians of All Time" list.[5]

Early life[edit]

Barman is from Ridgewood, New Jersey. He is Jewish. He attended Brown University.[6]

Career[edit]

MC Paul Barman released his debut EP, It's Very Stimulating, on Wordsound in 2000; it was produced by Prince Paul.[7]

His first studio album, Paullelujah!, was released on Coup d'État in 2002.[8]

He released his second studio album, Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud, on Househusband in 2009.[9]

He has toured with Blackalicious.[10] He has taught a hip hop class to high school kids at the Bank Street College of Education.[11]

In 2018, he released Echo Chamber, his first studio album since 2009's Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud, on Mello Music Group.[12] It included productions from MF Doom, Questlove, and Mark Ronson,[13] as well as guest appearances from Open Mike Eagle and Masta Ace.[14]

Musical style and influences[edit]

The New York Times called his music "a surreal departure from the rap norm."[6] His music has been influenced by Boogie Down Productions, Jungle Brothers, Wu-Tang Clan, MC Lyte, and De La Soul.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Mixtapes

  • Full Buck Moon Kaboom (Househusband, 2008)
  • Blue Moon Kaboom (Househusband, 2017)

EPs

Singles

  • "Postgraduate Work" (Househusband, 1998)
  • "How Hard Is That?" (Matador, 2000)
  • "Cock Mobster" (Coup d'État, 2001)
  • "Father Moose" (Househusband, 2009)
  • "Decide-A-Tron" (Househusband, 2017)
  • "Happy Holidays" (Mello Music Group/Househusband, 2017)[16]
  • "Leapfrog" (Mello Music Group, 2018)

Guest appearances

  • Deltron 3030 - "Meet Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch" from Deltron 3030 (2000)
  • MF Doom - "Hot Guacamole" from MM..LeftOvers (2004)
  • Mr. Dead - "Chemically Imbalanced" from Metabolics Volume II: Dawn of the Dead (2001)
  • Masta Ace - "Roommates Meet" from Disposable Arts (2001)
  • DJ Yoda - "Salvation Barmy" from How to Cut and Paste Mix Tape Vol.1 (2001)
  • Le Hammond Inferno - "Man from Lafonda (Paul Barman Remix)" from This Is Bungalow (2004)
  • Prince Paul - "Inside Your Mind" and "The Night My Girlfriend Left Me" from Itstrumental (2005)
  • DJ Yoda - "Salaam" from The Amazing Adventures of DJ Yoda (2006)
  • Rushden & Diamonds - "We Want Rushden" and "Money" from 2010 (2010)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Exiled from the Getalong Gang" from Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes (2011)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Starz" from 4nml Hsptl (2012)
  • Memory Man - "Live from Death Row" from Broadcast One (2015)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Trickeration" from A Special Episode of (2015)
  • L'Orange and Kool Keith - "Suspended Animation" from Time? Astonishing! (2015)
  • Prince Paul - "Girls Wanna Do Me, Guys Wanna Be My Friend" from The Redux (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MC Paul Barman". Wordsound. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  2. ^ MC Paul Barman (October 30, 2017). "Glory Be I'm 43". Twitter. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  3. ^ Ivey, Justin (May 17, 2018). "#DXCLUSIVE: MC Paul Barman Premieres New Album "(((echo chamber)))"". HipHopDX. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ Fortunato, John. "Interview with MC Paul Barman: Returning High Atop Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud". The Aquarian Weekly. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  5. ^ "The Top 20 Whitest Musicians of All Time: 15-11". LA Weekly. May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Rosen, Jody (April 23, 2000). "MUSIC; Rapping in Whiteface (for Laughs)". The New York Times. Retrieved July 30, 2008. 
  7. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (April 1, 2000). "MC Paul Barman - It's Very Stimulating". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  8. ^ LeMay, Matt (November 20, 2002). "MC Paul Barman: Paullelujah!". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  9. ^ Candiotto, Nicholas (June 5, 2010). "MC Paul Barman - Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  10. ^ Murray, Margaret (January 14, 2003). "Paullelujah!". XLR8R. Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  11. ^ Westhoff, Ben (January 5, 2010). "MC Paul Barman Perseveres". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  12. ^ Yoo, Noah; Strauss, Matthew (March 12, 2018). "MF Doom, Questlove, Mark Ronson, More Produce New MC Paul Barman Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 27, 2018. 
  13. ^ Mullin, Kyle (May 18, 2018). "MC Paul Barman Discusses Writing in the Dark, Making His Kids Proud and His Return to Music on '(((Echo Chamber)))'". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  14. ^ Williams, Aaron (May 22, 2018). "Within Hip-Hop, Playboi Carti And MC Paul Barman Aren't As Different As They Might Seem". Uproxx. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  15. ^ Rogus, Jamie (May 16, 2011). "MC White Intellectual". Indy Week. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  16. ^ "(((happy holidays)))". Bandcamp. December 15, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017. 

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