For the first time Prince Paul's cult-classic 2005 album Itstrumental is seeing a proper commercial reissue on the original imprint of release Female Fun Records. This also marks Female Fun's first release in over a decade.ξ
The sample-driven collage-project distinctive to only how Prince Paul can do - was met with both critical acclaim and retail success upon original release. In the vein of of Prince Paul's solo debut Psychoanalysis (What Is It ?) the follow-up Itstrumental melded an array of guest vocalists/appearances over the devastating Prince Paul's undeniably great instrumentals/beats.
To refresh collectors memories, what made Itstrumental so unique is that it's songs were culled specifically by Paul from an assortment of analog samplers used throughout the course of his career. Dating back to the 1980's through the early 2000's - which means otherwise unused compositions and tracks from the days of Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz, Prince Upon Thieves, and more. It's a virtual catalog of beat-making techniques sewn together in classic concept album style.
1) MVU - (Act 1)
2) It's A Stick Upξ
3) Flattery Co-producer Š—– Steinskiξ
4) My Friend The Popmasterξ
5) Inside Your Mind Feat. MC Paul Barman & Mr. Deadξ
6) El Ka Bongξ
7) MVU - (Act 2)ξ
8) Yes, I Do Love Them Ho's!ξ
9) What Are You Afraid Of?ξ
10) Indiscretion (Unreleased)
12) The Boston Top Ft.. Newkirk & Mr. Dead
13) MVU - (Act 3)
14) And The Winner Is?
15) Gangsta's My Styleξ
16) The Night My Girlfriend Left Me Featuring MC Paul Barmanξ
17) Live @ 5ξ
18) MVU - (Final Act)ξ
19) Think Or Dieξ