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Studio album by MC Paul Barman
Released October 15, 2002 (2002-10-15)
Genre Hip hop
Label Coup d'Etat
Producer MikeTheMusicGuy, Phofo, MC Paul Barman, Prince Paul, MF Doom
MC Paul Barman chronology
It's Very Stimulating
Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud
Singles from Paullelujah!
  1. "Cock Mobster"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
The A.V. Club favorable [2]
City Pages favorable [3]
Robert Christgau A− [4]
Entertainment Weekly B− [5]
Pitchfork 2.0/10 [6]
PopMatters mixed [7]
RapReviews.com8/10 [8]
Salon favorable [9]
XLR8R favorable [10]

Paullelujah! is the first studio album by American hip hop musician MC Paul Barman. [3] It was released on Coup d'Etat in 2002. [6]

Paul Nathaniel Barman, better known by his stage name MC Paul Barman, is an American rapper. He resides in Manhattan, New York. In 2012, LA Weekly placed him at number 14 on the "Top 20 Whitest Musicians of All Time" list.


Critical reception

John Bush of AllMusic gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5, saying, "As a rapper, MC Paul Barman makes a pretty good humorist, though he's actually more clever than he is funny." [1] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said, "A steady diet of nothing but MC Paul Barman would be tough to take, but it'll be a sad day when there's no place in hip-hop for his kind of goofy iconoclast." [2]

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The A.V. Club is an online newspaper and entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media. The A.V. Club was created in 1993 as a supplement to The Onion, despite having a minimal presence on its website in its early years. A 2005 website redesign placed The A.V. Club in a more prominent position, allowing its online identity to grow. Unlike its parent publication, The A.V. Club is not satirical.

Will Hermes of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a grade of B−, describing MC Paul Barman as "a class clown courting a beat-down, a slappable slapsticker matching weakling production and little-league flow with gym-toned wit and ghetto chutzpah." [5] Steve Juon of said, "it's great for anyone who gets his concept, but his 'whiter than whitebread' rap flow will still irritate the hell out of everyone else. [8]

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Track listing

1."It's Here"MikeTheMusicGuy0:42
3."Cock Mobster"MikeTheMusicGuy3:53
4."Old Paul" Phofo, MC Paul Barman4:15
5."Bleeding Brain Grow" Prince Paul 2:39
7."Excuse You"Phofo3:11
8."Vulture Shark Sculpture Park"MikeTheMusicGuy4:05
9."Anarchist Bookstore Part 1" MF Doom 3:32
10."Burping and Farting"Phofo1:55
11."Talking Time Travel"MikeTheMusicGuy4:27
12."Anarchist Bookstore Part 2"MF Doom4:35
13."A Somewhat New Medium"MikeTheMusicGuy4:14
Total length:44:17

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