jeudi 5 février 2009

Arabian Prince

Arabian Prince is the stage name of Mik Lezan (born June 17, 1965 in Compton, California), a rapper and hip hop producer, best known for being an original member of the rap group, N.W.A.

Born and raised in Compton, California and later moved to Inglewood, Arabian Prince released Electro Singles on Macola Records, but when he left to join NWA Macola bootlegged his singles into the Album Situation Hot. In the following year, Arabian Prince joined up with the first gangsta rap group N.W.A. three years after graduating Serra High School in Gardena, CA.

He started working with Bobby Jimmy & the Critters in 1984. He also produced the hit single and album for JJ Fad, Supersonic.

He was a founding member of N.W.A. but when fellow member Ice Cube came back from Arizona University in 1988 he found himself to be surplus to the band, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren were the main performers in band, DJ Yella was the turntablist and Dr. Dre was the main producer.

After leaving N.W.A., Arabian Prince continued a solo career. His second album Brother Arab was released in 1989, although it sold poorly.

Arabian Prince continued a solo career again and he released his third album Where's My Bytches in 1993, which was his last album.

He recently started releasing music again with his Professor X project on the Dutch label Clone records. In 2007, he performed as a DJ on the 2K Sports Holiday Bounce Tour with artists from the Stones Throw label. In 2008, Stones Throw will release a compilation of his electro-rap material from the 1980s. [wikipedia]

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