Prince Paul and Group of 5 MC’s to Release Baby Loves Hip-Hop
Acclaimed producer Prince Paul is teaming up with a talented group of MC’s to for the second installment in the popular children’s series Baby Loves Music. The series was created in 2005 by Ropeadope Records founder Andy Blackman Hurwitz as a way to help parents introduce children to a wide range of musical genres. The first release in the series, Baby Loves Jazz, received the American Library Association’s award for “Notable children’s recording of the year.” Described as a “book on tape,” the new CD—called called Baby Loves Hip-Hop—will follow a group of five dinosaur friends, The Dino-5, on a musical adventure. The five rappers playing the parts are Chali Tuna of Jurassic 5 (MC T-Rex); Lady Bug Mecca of Digable Plants (Tracy Triceratops); Scratch from The Roots (TEO Pterodactyl); and Wordsworth (Billy Brontosaurus). Prince Paul will take on the role of DJ Stegosaurus. Grammy Award winning poet Ursula Rucker will narrate the CD and Chris Rock has reportedly optioned the story for a Broadway production. Baby Loves Hip-Hop is due in stores April 1.