Like Pink Floyd or Frank Zappa, Prince Paul has always craved a narrative. The DJ and producer who single-handedly ushered in a new age for hip-hop on De La Soul's Three Feet High and Rising, which proved that funk isn't the only music DJs can sample carefully crafted hip-hop's first fully seamless opera with Prince Among Thieves. These days, when he's not producing Dan the Automator or RZA, he's barking mad at the record industry (which might stem from his still-underground status despite rocket propelling other rappers' careers over the last 18 years). His new album, Politics of the Business, is a full treatise on the quagmire that is the music biz, utilizing the rhyme skills of Erik Sermon, De La Soul's Trugoy, Guru, Chuck D, Ice-T, Beatnuts, Chubb Rock, and even funnymen Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock to make the story play out. He claims it's not piss and vinegar, but even if it is, you can bet Prince Paul will make it sound like some righteous shit.