Back in like 97' the great Prince Paul was nearing the end of his time at Tommy Boy, but was still looked at by the real heads as one of the illest producers to have ever done the damn thing....Unfortunately as we all know in the late 90's Hip-Hop as a whole started nosediving in terms of viability, credibility and artistic edge.
Mr. Huston wanted to reintroduce himself to the masses and promote the reissue of his 1996 album "Psychoanalysis" and his then upcoming new project "A Prince Among Thieves", so he put together a 35 minute mix of some of his b-sides, unreleased stuff, famous works, and skits and called it "Confessions Of A Beat Junkie...Exhumed By Prince Paul".
Here's a few words from Paul about the mix and some of the artwiork that he gave awhile back:
I wanted to make it appear like I was this elusive, eclectic guy, and they were describing my work to those who weren’t familiar with me. The photo [on the back] is a picture of my son when he was about 3 or 4. He was always facinated with the turntables now he’s a DJ himself at 17. I put a lot of work into that tape, I’m glad that it’s still being enjoyed. Thanks again.
-BIG D O