klezmer electro-thug beats said:
It's the ideal one-off, it's a really interesting branch-off style, but you don't want guys who aren't Paul Barman trying to be Paul Barman and turning into a subgenre or something.
Definitely reminded me of a Beastie Boys related project. Not for everybody, but thought it was pretty decent.
Its totally cringe-inducing. I had one of his eps from the 2000s. It was all prince paul produced hence why i picked it up.I like some of the beats, but not a fan of his voice or lyrics. Good to see he is still corny as fusk in 2018.
I keep thinking that Paul Barman spent the past 10 years perfecting the internal rhymes in these 16 songs, while Doom churned out about 10x as much music with lyrics just as complicated but half the time he wasn't even trying.
Also, maybe this calls for a Good Producers happening to Bad MCs thread
He's quirky and individual, I'll give you that. I was unfamiliar, so this is my first exposure. It was a bit of a shock (the voice), but the lyrics sound more like spoken word/poetry over cool beats to me, which isn't necessarily bad. Also, remember what some critics had to say re: quirky and Dylan, David Byrne, Elvis Costello, Eminem, etc., etc. Not saying he's as great, unique, whatever, but it could grow on you. There are thousands and millions of people who like Leonard Cohen (I can't stand the sound of his voice).