Label: Clear Label Records

Prince Paul: “I did it because I like the group. I told them I wanted to make a record that should have followed ’93 til Infinity. I just wanted to make a throwback record. Whether it’s great or not, whether it’s going to sell, I don’t know, but I wanted to make something more for the fans. Because the records I heard from them in the latter years weren’t Souls of Mischief that I liked. So I tried to, in my best way, create a Souls of Mischief record, or a record for a group I fell in love with.

 

I wanted to make something more for the fans. Because the records I heard from them in the latter years weren’t Souls of Mischief that I liked. So I tried to, in my best way, create a Souls of Mischief record, or a record for a group I fell in love with.

 

“I actually met them when they got signed to Jive. It was around the time when I was shopping around Gravediggaz. So, yeah, we met, they heard the Gravediggaz demos, and they were fans and stuff. I bumped into them a whole lot. They were always nice guys.

“Working with them required a lot of preparation in the sense that the group hasn’t recorded amongst each other for a long time. I’m talking about together. A lot of it was somebody coming in, laying down a line, and so on and so forth. But collectively for them to be in one place didn’t happen for more than a decade. And since I didn't know them that well, it really tested my production chops.

"A lot of it has to do with psychology. You want to make them feel comfortable, and you want to get the best out of them, you want to get what you hear in your head. It was difficult, they probably couldn’t tell, because I’m cool as I possibly could when I work, but there were few times I was like, ‘Oh, God, what did I get myself into? This is hard!’ But they followed direction really well. The best thing is producing for somebody who trusts you. And they trusted me, and that made that part easy.

“The final product isn’t as good as I liked it to be. But I think it’s pretty good. I think the effort shows.”