Paul Nice
Paul Nice
Label: Antidote Records
Genre: Hip Hop
Online: Artist Website


Paul began destroying his sister's records as a snot-nose teenager growing up in Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1982. As the eighties progressed, a steady diet of hip-hop culture and kung fu movies became the primary factor responsible for Paul's sorry state of social apathy, which unfortunately exists to this day. If there is any good that has arisen from all of this, it was Paul's impulse purchase of a sampling drum machine in the summer of 1993.

After another four years of doing relatively nothing with his life, Paul pressed up a simple little 12 inch entitled Beats Anonymous, which included several of his first instrumental beat making experiments. One of them, the minimalist mid-tempo ditty "Fists of the White Lotus" suddenly became a favorite among the likes of Q Bert, Mix Master Mike and other members of the turntablist elite. Soon, Paul moved to the west coast and began churning out more of these records to help pay the bills. "It beats selling weed and it's just as profitable" he observed at the time. Eventually, Paul mustered up the courage to actually go out and interact with people, and quickly established himself as one of the more sought-after producers of the thriving independent hip hop scene during the late 90's.

Since then he's accrued "production credits to die for" (Spine Magazine), working with such wonderful human beings as Biz Markie, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Masta Ace, Guru, AG, Lord Finesse, Nightmares On Wax, The Beastie Boys, Foreign Legion, Swollen Members, Grand Agent, Rasco and Planet Asia to name a few.