|Rapping in Palindromes|
Paul Barman’s first CD, Paullelujah (Coup d’Etat, $11.99), is getting rave reviews for its mix of political commentary and bathroom humor.
BAM So how did you come up in the music business?
BAM I don’t think there’s ever been a hip-hop album with references to Jeff Koons and Margaret Sanger before, nor one with two songs on it about an anarchist bookstore.
BAM I would guess that no hip-hop artist ever said anything like that before either. How does that go together with a song full of nasty names for ladies’ private parts or a song like “Burping and Farting”?
BAM If you’ve got something for everybody to like, you’ve also got something for everybody to hate.
BAM In one song you ask, “How can it be so smart and stupid at the same time?”
BAM Hasn’t anybody ever done that before?
BAM This is a path that I don’t want to go down …
—Interview by Jake Miller ’91