Sean Price Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

Sean Price f/ Rock “P-Body” (2007)

Produced by: 9th Wonder

Sean Price: “I was just in the fucking zone when I went down South for that album. I was doing two songs a night, the last night I did three. I was like a machine and that’s why it’s kind of a blur. I was just like, ‘That’s the beat? Alright.’ I’d pull out my Sidekick [pretends to write rhymes]. It wouldn’t even seem like I was writing. I would write a little, crack some jokes, crack some jokes like ‘Hahaha’ and be like, ‘Ready.’ They'd be like, ‘Word?’ And I just knocked them out.

“Some magazine was gonna give me the perfect score for Monkey Barz and it was just one person that was like, ‘I don’t get it. No fucking way can we give this guy [a perfect score.]’ So I was like, ‘Alright bitch, I’m gonna get you this time.’ I was mad. I didn’t want them to think I was a one-album wonder. Like, ‘Ahh, he’s good, but we can’t wait for Heltah Skeltah to come back.’ But I wasn’t even thinking about a Heltah Skeltah album.

“I said to myself, ‘I gotta do two albums before I do a Heltah Skeltah album.’ So I did Monkey Bars and I didn’t want people to think, ‘Oh, he’s doing a solo album until they get their shit together.’ No, I’m solo. And it was like, ‘Fuck you. Even if Heltah Skeltah ain’t never coming back, I want you to remember Sean Price.’

“That’s why Jesus Price Supastar wasn’t as comical as Monkey Bars. I wasn’t playing around, I didn’t want people to think I was bullshitting, this wasn’t no fluke—that’s why I went a little bit harder. That was the chip on my shoulder, I had a whole attitude. Even my friend was like, ‘Damn son, who you mad at?’ I was like, ‘Every fucking body son. Everything. Fuck it.’ That’s really what it was right there. I felt like I needed to solidify my position as a solo artist and I think it did that.”

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