Originally a member of the self-proclaimed hip hop band Stetsasonic
, Prince Paul
, a.k.a. Chest Rockwell, produced De La Soul
debut album Three Feet High and Rising
. After two more albums, he left them, putting together two solo projects: Psychoanalysis What is It?
and the hip hop opera A Prince Among Thieves
featuring rappers such as Big Daddy Kane and Everlast
. Paul teamed up with Dan the Automator, a.k.a. Nathaniel Merriweather, to form the Handsome Boy Modeling School; their album So... how's your girl?
featured prominent names such as Sean Lennon
and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien. In the year 2000
, Paul produced I Hope I Sell a Lot of Records at Christmastime
by Princess Superstar