Album: In Full Gear

Label: Tommy Boy

Prince Paul: “All I remember was that I made a bunch of beats. And I just gave them to Daddy-O and the group, asking, “Well, what do you think?” [Laughs.] And they just kind of picked out stuff.

“There was a song called ‘Shifting Gears,’ and they were like, ‘Yeah, let’s just use that.’ But what’s funny is that when I listen to those songs, if I could redo them, I would. Because they’re not not exactly how I would’ve done them. It’s difficult to explain.

 

When I listen to those songs, if I could redo them, I would. Because they’re not not exactly how I would’ve done them.

 

“When you’re kind of just there, you’re going with the flow. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I would just step back, and let everybody take over.

It’s like you basically draw a stick figure, and all of a sudden everybody added hats to it, and you look back like, ‘I wouldn’t have made it like that! Them shoes are wack. Them gloves are wack.’

“So that’s how I would look at a lot of that music, but you know I was just happy to be here. Everything that I’m credited on that album, I would say for the most part it was a similar case. Even when I talk about the song ‘Sally.’ I made the beat, but it was the same thing. I’d make it, and I’d just sit back.”