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MC Paul Barman: It's Very Stimulating [Wordsound EP, 2000]
His foil-wrapped condom turns out to be Chanukah gelt, his sex objects of choice are male one time, and though he thinks "L.L. Cool J and Canibus are both fantastic," for five rhymes in 18 minutes he owes neither. Primordially whiny, nerdy, merry, and Jewish, his flow bubbles with complex rhymes: "dressed to kill"/"testicle," "pooper hole"/"Super Bowl," "hunter-gatherer"/"cunter-latherer," let us not forget "explained that/Jane Pratt," and many more! And thanks to Prince Paul, his jokes will be funny next week. A-