Prince Paul is one of the finest hip-hop producers (check that – finest producers of any genre) on the planet.  From his work on De La Soul’s early albums to his later work like the magnificent hip-hop concept opera A Prince Among Thieves his catalogue of work is worth some serious investigating. Regardless of one’s personal preferences in music, the connoisseur should find his production work to be a fine blend that lingers on the tongue and leaves scintillating aftertastes.

Before we move on, let me drop some science; I owe my little brother ‘the nod’ for getting me hooked on Prince Paul way back in the day.  Big props are due.  Word.

In what must be the first of its genre, Prince Paul has this time produced a children’s album about a hip-hop crew of five dinosaurs.  The line-up for Baby Loves Hip Hop features a top selection of artists who play the members of The Dino 5: Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Wordsworth, Scratch (The Roots) and of course Prince Paul plays the crew’s leader, DJ Stegosaurus.

The Dino 5 Theme

I’m off now to go buy a few copies to share with all the little tiny pod-people (read: babies) that seem to be sprouting up all among my circle of friends.

Dino 5 – What About 10 | download

Jurassic 5 – What’s Golden | download

De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays | download

Digable Planets – Cool Like That | download