Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Prime Minister Pete Nice

No gas face for Professor Prince Paul

Pete Nice recently shared several old-school photos from his personal collection on Deadspin. This of course made me happy, not only because Pete is one of my all time favorites, but all evidence of Hip Hop past (venues, magazines, artists) is guaranteed to put a smile on my face.

Wasn't all good though. Further digging brought up some disturbing information. Seems like Mr. Nash has gotten himself in trouble with the law, over some sports memorabilia dealings. The appearance of the Deadspin feature was a little curious to me, as I've always been under the impression that Pete had very little interest in Hip Hop today. Could this (reported) financial instability have him exploring options?

Not sure if there's still a hunger for 3rd Bass material, and there's that thing about people not buying music anymore.

Bad timing, Pete.

3rd Bass - Identical To None



When Rap Ruled The World: A White Boy MC's Photo Album, 1986-1991: Deadspin
From Rapper to Baseball Collector, the Wild Tale of Peter Nash: Sports Illustrated

Update: Courtesy of Anonymous reader.

Judge rules against Hip Hop artist...: NY Daily News

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

your post about pete nice made me check what you were taling about and you sure weren't kidding.

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/iteam/2011/09/judge-rules-hip-hop-artist-turned-sports-memorabilia-dealer-is-in-contempt-of-court

Boothe said...

Thanks for the link.

I'll update the entry to include it.

The Great Gats, B said...

Ah, yes, I read that article about Pete's shiestiness a year or so ago. Gotta appreciate the deviousness.

3rd Bass live reunion shows would be good for us, profitable for them and save them the embarrassment of any new music they recorded being crap or treated with indifference.

Mr Bozack said...

Dust To Dust is well underappreciated.