Handsome Boy Modelling School is a now defunct project, formerly comprised of Dan the Automator and Prince Paul. Â The two are real hip-hop heavyweights, so when my brother gave me the album ‘White People’ a few years ago now I was pretty excited. Â Curiously I was greeted by a rather strange skit on the first track, and more followed on the album too. Â I’ll admit, perhaps with some feelings of guilt, that the skits were the first thing I liked on this album. Â Between my friends and brother, for years, they have been the ‘running joke’.
Anyway, an album’s skits can’t keep you coming back like I have to this CD, so there’s more to be shared. Â The production on White People is top notch – for those who are not familiar with Prince Paul, his most famous gig was producer for De La Soul. Â The guest drops are fantastic too – Jack Johnson on the track I’ve included was a really interesting inclusion, contrasted pretty sharply with the turntablist mastery on It’s Like That, or RZA of Wu-Tang’s rapping.
Check out Handsome Boy Modelling School[audio:Handsome Boy Modeling School – It’s Like That.mp3,Handsome Boy Modeling School – Breakdown.mp3]