Psychoanalysis: What Is It?

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Psychoanalysis: What Is It?
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 25, 1996 (1996-06-25)[1]
GenreHip hop, trip hop
Length47:29 (1996 release)
59:13 (1997 re-release)
LabelWordsound Recordings, Tommy Boy Records
ProducerPrince Paul
Prince Paul chronology
Psychoanalysis: What Is It?
A Prince Among Thieves
Singles from Psychoanalysis: What Is It?
  1. "Booty Clap"
    Released: 1996
Alternate cover
1997 re-release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]
The Village VoiceA−[6]

Psychoanalysis: What Is It? is the debut studio album by American hip hop producer Prince Paul. Originally released by Wordsound Recordings in 1996, it was re-released by Tommy Boy Records in 1997 with a slightly different track listing and a different cover.

In 2012, it was listed by Complex as one of the "50 Albums That Were Unfairly Hated On".[7] In 2015, Fact named it the 34th-best trip-hop album of all time.[8]

Track listing[edit]

1996 release
1."Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Schizophrenia)"2:00
2."Beautiful Night (Manic Psychopath)"4:26
3."Open Your Mouth (Hypothalamus)"0:56
4."You Made Me (A.K.C.)"4:45
5."Vexual Healing (Vacillation)"3:27
6."To Get a Gun"1:11
7."J.O.B. – Das What Dey Is!"3:43
8."The World's a Stage (A Dramady)"3:21
9."Booty Clap"3:59
10."The Bitch Blues (Life Experiences)"2:20
11."In Your Mind (Altered States)"3:20
12."Drinks (Escapism)"3:31
13."Psycho Linguistics (Convergent Thought)"1:38
14."That's Entertainment!? (Aversive Conditioning)"3:43
15."Outroduction to Diagnosis Psychosis"4:37
Total length:47:29
1997 re-release
1."Why Must You Hate Me?"2:05
2."Beautiful Night (Manic Psychopath)"4:26
3."Open Your Mouth (Hypothalamus)"0:56
4."Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Schizophrenia)"2:00
5."You Made Me (A.K.C.)"4:45
6."Vexual Healing (Vacillation)"3:27
7."To Get a Gun"1:11
8."J.O.B. – Das What Dey Is!"3:43
9."The World's a Stage (A Dramady)"3:21
10."Booty Clap"3:59
11."Drinks (Escapism)"3:31
13."In Your Mind (Altered States)"3:20
14."2 B Blunt (A True Story)"3:55
15."Psycho Linguistics (Convergent Thought)"1:38
16."That's Entertainment!? (Aversive Conditioning)"3:43
17."Outroduction to Diagnosis Psychosis"4:37
18."Beautiful Night (Automator Remix)"4:20
Total length:59:13


  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Psychoanalysis: What Is It? – Prince Paul". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Weingarten, Marc (October 31, 1997). "The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel / Psychoanalysis". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Doggett, Tom (June 14, 2005). "Prince Paul :: Psychoanalysis (What Is It?) :: Tommy Boy Records". RapReviews. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Miles, Milo (2004). "Prince Paul". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 657. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ Green, Tony (January 1998). "Prince Paul: Psychoanalysis (What Is It?)". Spin. 14 (1): 116–17. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 23, 1996). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Margolis, Daniel (October 24, 2012). "50 Albums That Were Unfairly Hated On". Complex. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  8. ^ Twells, John; Fintoni, Laurent (July 30, 2015). "The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time". Fact. Retrieved May 15, 2017.

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