Years Active: 1998-present
Label: Word Sound Records
Best Known Song: "The Joy Of Your World"

After dropping a self-produced single in '98, esoteric dork rapper MC Paul Barman was discovered by the clown prince of hip hop, Prince Paul, and the two collaborated on Paul's EP It's Very Stimulating. Though Barman's schtick of over-enunciation briefly captured the fascination of fringe journalists, his lack of pop appeal—or, rather... appeal—failed to catapult him beyond the boom-boxes of Fader editors. Indubitably!