Album: Derelicts of Dialect

Label: Def Jam

Prince Paul: “By the time we did the second album things were a little different. I wouldn’t say they were cocky, but they were more confident. Serch and them asked me if I could send them a beat tape. I was like, ‘A beat tape? Why don’t I send you guys what I think would work.’ They said, ‘Nah, don’t worry about that. We know what works for us.’

“They had more experience, and they knew more about the game, and they weren’t as down with me offering them ideas on a creative stance. But I didn’t want to jeopardize my opportunity to work with them, plus it was a good check [Laughs.], so we ended up working together again.”