Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
For the first time Prince Paul's cult-classic 2005 album Itstrumental is seeing a proper commercial vinyl reissue on the original imprint of release Female Fun Records. This also marks Female Fun's first release in over a decade. The colored 2LP-set includes an accompanying download card of the phenomenal unreleased Prince Paul project Redux and features revised and updated artwork from original designer/visual artist Ray Johnson.
Bringing aboard like-minded collaborators of the past, Itstrumental plays out like a party of hilarity and hotness born from Prince Paul's Long Island studio. Black Italiano The Popmaster is praised over a harmonious back-drop on "My Friend The Popmaster," Steinski provides lessons in picking up girls on "Flattery," while MC Paul Barman pleads for the redemption of a failed relationship on the haunting "The Night My Girlfriend Left Me." From the rugged, dancehall bop of "The Boston Top" (an ode to donuts) to the inventive "And The Winner Is?," a hypnotic piece that finds the Prince playing all instruments (drums, electric guitar, keys and more) and re-sampling them into one strong composition, this album is pure joy.
With the MVA (Mental Victims Unit) of the New York City Police Department hot on his trails throughout the release, Paul drops one crazy beat after another, only to further solidify his position in hip hop as one of the sickest, most vital producers still thriving. This is Paul's first true go-around at creating an instrumental album, and it never fails to keep all corners of interest in the listener's mind awake and aware that they're witnessing something very special.