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MC Paul Barman


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Paul Barman grew up in the suburban splendor of Ridgewood, New Jersey. Even as a child he dreamed of being an architect of dialect. During a summer camp field trip, Paul purchased The Dead Kennedys’ Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death and De La Soul’s Three Feet High and Rising. These tapes flipped his five-sided cage upside down. The roof became the floor, and the new roof was open.

Years later, when he heard the combination of Wu-Tang’s intense wordplay and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s exuberant energy, Paul’s sketchbooks began to go from drawings to lyrics.

In 1998, Househusband Records released Postgraduate Work, Paul’s self-produced 7”. It included the dusted, yet intelligent, “Enter Pan-Man” about a slimy recent college graduate who gets horn and hoof implants to become a marginal star, eventually retiring to Westchester as a bad dad with arthritis.

“Enter Pan-Man” caught the ears of left-field hip-hop producer Prince Paul, who offered Barman the chance to work with him on a project. The result of their collaboration, It’s Very Stimulating (Wordsound, 2000), introduced Paul to the public sphere as a heavy lyricist, rhyming about school, politics, and comedic sexcapades. The 6-track EP contained gems such as “My Dandy Voice makes even the most anti-choice grannies’ panties moist.


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  • TheArtistBox

    sounds like baba binkman

    1 Jul 11:25am Reply
  • PhnomPencil

    So unique, but immediately sounds familiar. Great stuff.

    29 Jun 5:32pm Reply
  • shakedatthang

    Yeah he's nerdy, but I don't think the "nerdcore" association really suits him. He's actually a mad legitemate MC and people kinda gloss over that because he's the antithesis of what people associate with a "rap star" and he celebrates that while also satiring it. He's great.

    9 Jun 5:19pm Reply
  • Salt0nSlugs

    Unfortunately, there is nothing similar to MC Paul Barman.

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ChurchArsonist

    people claiming death grips is next level obviously havent heard this dude

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ZachKinsler

    some people don't like thinking, I guess it's too hard for em

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • mrmocha

    @ Luciano LEN - Kookoo Docks

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Lucanio

    Does anyone have suggestions for what else to listen to?'s similar artists here don't really live up.

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
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    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • sabroni

    my dandy voice makes the most anti choice granny's panties moist!

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • zetetic23

    wheres the buckminster fuller biography?

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Swerveaction

    Barman is to clever for most of these kids, but on the real dude is kool cause the more I check the more I understand, and that goes for tracks Ive been checking for 10 yrs!! I love that

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • zduggan23

    Beautiful Beautiful Barman

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bryantee

    You guys are crazy. Paul is the man.

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • homestar2525

    Nerdcore is a horrible genre, Barman is better than that yall

    16 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Kapitol21

    TBMC cover art is hilarious.

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • ritesofspring

    the guy can rhyme

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • DOOMism

    new album is..... one golden turd.

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • epi_gee

    When I burst in your face, I invade your personal space !

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • illmasta

    Seriously, the best rhymes anywhere.

    15 Dec 2009 Reply
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