Profile of the performer Paul Nice:
Paul came up in the early 80's as a snot nose DJ, making a name for himself spinning at hard scrabble community centers and parties in his hometown of Poughkeepsie, NY.
Toward the later half of the decade, he began dabbling in production; first with local crew Magnum Force, then with early Source magazine Unsigned Hype winner, J Rock. After relocating to Manhattan in the 90's, Paul embraced the role of producing wholeheartedly when he purchased an Akai MPC-60 II.
In quick succession, he began releasing his own material on wax, including the now classic "Beats Anonymous" and the best selling DJ Break series, "5 Fingers of Death" and "Drum Library" (which Kanye West has often relied on for his own production). His infamous "Fist of the White Lotus" instrumental has been freestyle'd over by countless rap legends including Biggie Smalls & Jay-Z.
Paul spent a few years in the Bay Area of Oakland/San Francisco where he established himself as one of the more sought after beatsmiths during the thriving indie hip hop scene of the late 90's. With "production credits to die for" (Spine Magazine), Paul has produced & remixed some of the best from east to west and beyond, including Biz Markie's infectious comeback singe, "Turn The Party Out"; an exclusive remix of the Beastie Boys' "Hey Ladies" for their Anthology DVD (Criterion); "Conflict"- the only collaboration between rap legends Guru (Gangstarr) and Masta Ace; his own single "Definition of Nice" featuring AG (DITC), Genessee & Babu (Dilated Peoples) to name but a few. Other credits have Paul working with such luminaries as Mark Ronson, Sharon Jones, Quantic, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Black Thought (The Roots), Talib Kweli, Tony Touch, Lord Finesse, Party Arty, Phil Most Chill, Foreign Legion, Prozack, Rasco, Planet Asia, El Gant, Swollen Members (including 3 songs used on EA Sports' NBA LIVE franchise), Abstract Rude, Jamal-Ski, Agallah, Nightmares On Wax, DJ Yoda and Lady Kier (DeeeLite).
Paul is also responsible for such critically acclaimed mix tapes as "Breaks For Days" and "Soul On The Grill".
His remix of Jay-Z's entire "Black Album" was hailed as "a masterpiece" by XLR8R magazine and lauded by The New York Times as well.
As a DJ, Paul has played all over the world including NY, LA, Las Vegas, London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney and back again.
He recently linked up with Richard Smith & his indy label powerhouse, Slice-Of-Spice Records, for several limited 7" collaborations featuring never-before-released rarities, coupled with some amazing artwork courtesy of Joe Buck (De La Soul).
This inspired Paul to launch his new label, SURE SHOT! - which he founded in 2011 with his partner (and high school sweetheart), Desarée Colón.
2012 and beyond sees Paul as prolific as ever with the formation of "The Fabreeze Brothers", the long-awaited pairing of Paul Nice & Phill Most Chill.
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Choose albums of full discography of Paul Nice
|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label of release|
|1||Definition Of Nice||6||mp3||1999|
|2||14 Cold Blooded Breaks||14||mp3||2003-06-10||Super Break Records|
|3||5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. One||15||mp3||All Access|
|4||Journey To The Centre Of The Beats||18||mp3||2004||Antidote|
|5||Soul On The Grill||29||mp3||2003||Not On Label (Paul Nice Self-released)|
|6||Beef Patty Breaks Vol. 1||13||mp3||2004||Super Break Records|
|7||Ultimate Block Party Breaks Volume 2||10||mp3||2005||Not On Label|
|8||Soul On The Grill 2 (The Early 80's Session)||23||mp3||2005||Not On Label (Paul Nice Self-released)|
|9||Breaks For Days||69||mp3||2002||Not On Label|
|10||5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. II||10||mp3||Super Break Records|
|11||Sade Blends||16||mp3||2007||Not On Label (Sade)|
|12||Beats Anonymous Volume One||6||mp3||1996||Empire Recordings|
|13||Beats Anonymous Volume Two||8||mp3||1998||Empire Recordings|
|14||"Do You Pick Your Feet In Poughkeepsie?"||41||mp3||Not On Label|
|15||Brazil Vol. 1||22||mp3||2005||Not On Label|
|16||Choice Cuts||14||mp3||2005||Not On Label (Paul Nice Self-released)|
|17||JFK To Narita||56||mp3||2005||Not On Label|
|18||Drum Library Vol.1||20||mp3||2001-11-27||Super Break Records|
|19||Ultimate Block Party Breaks Volume 1||11||mp3||2003||Not On Label|
|20||Drum Library Vol.5||11||mp3||2003|
|21||Drum Library Vol.6||22||mp3||2003||Super Break Records|
|22||Drum Library Vol. 4||22||mp3||2002||Super Break Records|
|23||Drum Library Vol. 1-5||110||mp3||2009||Super Break Records|
|24||Drum Library Vol.3||22||mp3||2002||Super Break Records|
|25||Drum Library Vol. 2||22||mp3||2001-11-27||Super Break Records|
|26||Neva Stop Diggin' / Smash!||2||mp3||2011-01-00||Diggers With Gratitude|
|27||Fresh To Def||25||mp3||2006||Not On Label (Paul Nice Self-released)|
|28||Shaolin Buddha Beat Mix||16||mp3||2011||MDFM Records|
|29||BK (We Don't Play)||3||mp3||2011|
|33||Drum Library Vol. 7||2||mp3||2011||Super Break Records|
|34||Turn Tha Party Out (Remix)||3||mp3||2011-10-00|
|35||Just A Little Something / 4BK||3||mp3||2011-11-00||Slice-of-Spice|
|36||Turn Tha Party Out (Remix)||3||mp3||2011-10-00|
|37||Turn Tha Party Out (Remix)||3||mp3||2011-10-00|
|38||Just A Little Something / 4BK||3||mp3||2011-11-00||Slice-of-Spice|
|39||The (Unofficial) Black Album Remix||15||mp3||Not On Label|
|40||Drum Library Vol. 9||2||mp3||2013-04-23||Super Break Records|