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Handsome Boy Modeling School


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(1999 – 2006)

Handsome Boy Modeling School were Prince Paul (best-known for his work with De La Soul and Stetsasonic) and Dan Nakamura (a.k.a. Dan the Automator), hugely successful producers in their own right. They released two CDs in total: So…How’s Your Girl? in 1999 and White People in 2004, collaborating with a mix of diverse artists, ranging from hip-hop heavyweights Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and RZA through to The Mars Volta and indie-darling Cat Power. Unfortunately it looks as though they won’t be producing any more now that Prince Paul has left the group in 2006 over disputes with Dan.


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  • eN4ez

    Rock N' Rollllιlι.ιl..ιllιlι.ιl..ιllιlι.ι

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • DefenceMan

    ★★★★★ (3)

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • FauveTerror

    ★★★★★ (2)

    21 May 2014 Reply
  • dAdriano


    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • h_r_f_d

    really miss these dudes. Mike D's hilarious adlibs on metaphysical always get to me.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • reckonerx

    I've Been Thinking REVIEW 9.5/10

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • substancex

    This project was way more influential to underground hip hop than some people give it credit for - El-P didn't start using his trademark hard electronic beats until after his collaboration with Alec Empire on the first Handsome Boy record. So in a weird indirect way, HBMS helped birth the Def Jux sound.

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KaliYall

    @lecube After seeing the comment below mine, I was thinking the exact same thing. They got me laughing out loud at work, even though I've heard them dozens of times.

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    2 many skits, not enough tunes

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • SirRobmon

    I want more!

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lecube

    They're probably one of the only groups who have skits on their albums that are legitimately hilarious. 'Outro' on White People gets me every time.

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • marthabbrown

    It makes me sad to know i'll never hear any new material from these guys. But what they did manage to create in the time they were together was just gold!

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • RussellJones

    v I couldn't agree more. I am so sad that they had some disputes and went their seperate ways. It could be so more epic but I appreciate the albums more this way!

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Alfred-a

    This is an awesome collaboration

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    Love the title of this group xD

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Ariues

    i just told my mom someone called from the handsome boy modeling school and she said that it must be a gay place. its as queer as a two dollar bill she says lmao. i told her the handsome boy modeling school was in a neighboring town

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • callcollectplz

    The promotional video is hilarious. Though I'm a bit saddened that they only released two albums.

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • HeavyGrinder11

    oooh. cool

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • gelatin528

    Only heard of them because of Jamie Cullum's work with them (Greatest Mistake) but will try to listen to more of their songs.

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Speakfranz

    just gotta love the lyrics on the fantastic beats <3

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
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