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  • Summary: A veteran of such hip-hop acts as Stetsasonic and Handsome Boy Modeling School and producer of such legendary albums as De La Soul's '3 Feet High and Rising,' Prince Paul returns with his third solo release. Almost a meta-concept album, it is loosely based on Paul's dealings with his (former) record company regarding his previous release, the 1999 concept album 'A Prince Among Thieves.' Among the guests here are Chuck D, Erick Sermon and Ice-T. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 100
    All that is good in hip hop is here. [Jul 2003, p.111]
  2. While Politics of the Business follows in the conceptual footsteps of its forbears, its all-too-literal sense of moral responsibility does get a tad tiresome, occasionally sagging into diluted dogma.
  3. 80
    Paul proves this production pioneer can still turn in brilliant beats when he wants to. [Jul 2003, p.106]
  4. Where his beats once evoked DJ Shadow picking through a crate of old comedy records, now he sounds like a hook-y, less bling-y Neptunes.
  5. 58
    The harpoons that Paul hurls at the industry's blubber have lost their edge. [June 2003, p.105]
  6. He set out to make a mediocre album, and succeeded admirably.
  7. Targets all things "bling" with the same mix of bitter storytelling and star guests, only it's not as funny. [Jul 2003, p.111]

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