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It's been a while since we last heard from MC Paul Barman, the hyper-verbal Brown graduate who won our hearts with the Prince Paul-produced 2000 EP It's Very Stimulating and followed it up with the 2002 full-length Paullelujah!

So what has the hip hop iconoclast been up to these last seven years? According to an email he sent me, he's sired two sons, appeared in friend and collaborator Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind and recorded a new album called Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud, which will be released on November 24th and will initially be available exclusively at mcpaulbarman.com . Here's an annotated track listing, courtesy of the man himself. It looks promising.

Track list:
1 PROPS (featuring DMC champ DJ Casual-T, produced by ?uestlove and
James Poyser)
2 GO SANE (prod. by DOOM)
3 HAIRY MOTH OWL (prod. by Memory Man)
4 THE MOON (feat. Masta Ace, Del The Funky Homosapien & C-Rayz Walz,
prod. by Memory Man)
5 OWL PELLETS (prod. by Memory Man)
6 ALLAHU AKBAR (prod. by Casual-T)
7 LOSING A PUPPY (sung by Kimiko Ono-Bernard, music by Jean-Michel Bernard)
8 GET ALONG SONG (prod. by Prince Paul)
9 LIDGEON (prod. by DOOM, Phofo and Stark Reality)
10 BACK ON A WHITE HORSE (prod. by Memory Man. I need to explain the
wordplay on this one.)
11 SCIENCE (feat. Old Codger, prod. by Memory Man. That odd cadence is
the first verse is rapping in Morse Code.)
12 HOT GUACAMOLE (feat. DOOM, prod. by Prince Paul)
13 POWER (prod. by Memory Man)
14 SAMPLING LAW (prod. by Mofo Snot)
15 For Skins (advertisement)
16 CIRC (feat. Warm DJ Orange Alert, prod. by Memory Man)
17 AIDS (feat. Dr. Joyce Wallace, prod. by Memory Man)
18 HELP (prod. by MCPB/JBeez)
19 DRUG CASUAL-T (prod. by Memory Man)
20 ASK YOUR MAMA (prod. by Casual-T)
21 DIVORCE (directed by Michel Gondry)
22 It Can All Be Taken Away, Music by Michel Gondry and he also made a video


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