Paul C. McKasty (
September 20, 1964– July 17, 1989), better known an Paul C, was an Irish-American East coast hip hopproducer and engineer in the 1980s.
McKasty began his musical career as a
bassistfor the pop rockband The Mandolindley Road Show. [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/1265353 The Mandolindley Road Show at Discogs.com] ] After the group disbanded, Paul joined the hip hopgroup Mikey D & the L.A. Posse. He began working as a producer and engineer for numerous hip-hop acts. Paul C's best known work is for Ultramagnetic MC's1988 classic debut album " Critical Beatdown" and the non-album singles the group released between 1988 and 1989. He only has one credit as a producer on the album for the track "Give the Drummer Some," but according to group member Ced Gee, Paul C was responsible for the overall sound of the album. Paul preferred to work without contractsso he often did not receive credit for his production work.
Paul C also worked for many other artists including
Grandmaster Caz, Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, Stezo, and Rahzel. He also served as a mentor to Large Professorin the use of the E-mu SP-1200. He overheard a recording session of a new local group named Simply Too Positive and offered to produce its entire demo. Simply Too Positive eventually became Organized Konfusionand its demo created a major buzz around the group.
Paul C's status began to grow and he was hired to work for higher-profile artists. He produced tracks for
Eric B. & Rakim's " Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em". He was planning on producing more songs for the group and also for Queen Latifah, Biz Markie, and Large Professor's group Main Source. However, in 1989, Paul C. was found shot to death in his Rosedale, Queens, home at the age of 24. His murder was featured on " America's Most Wanted" leading to the arrest of a suspect who was released due to lack of evidence. The case has yet to be solved.
Despite his short career, Paul C has left a lasting legacy on hip-hop music.
protégéLarge Professor took over production duties on much of the music Paul was working on before his death. He went on to become a well-known producer and emcee. Large Pro's publishing company is named Paul Sea Productions in honor of his late mentor. [cite web|url=http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-05-23/people/feeding-the-root/|title=Feeding The Root|author=Barman, Paul|date= 2006|publisher=Village Voice] Other top hip hop producers such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Cut Chemistcite Paul C as an influence. Kool Keith, Pharoahe Monch, and Rahzelcredit Paul C with helping them to grow as artists.
A picture of Paul in appears in the
liner notesof "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em" and the album is dedicated to his memory (though his name is not listed in the production credits). The liner notes of Main Source's debut album " Breaking Atoms" includes the inscription "Paul C Lives". On Organized Konfusion's debut single "Fudge Pudge," the duo gives a shout-outthat says, "Paul C to the organisms!" "Critical Beatdown" was re-released in 2004 with the non-album singles that Paul produced as bonus tracks. In 2006, an unreleased album by Mikey D & the L.A. Posse was released under the title "Better Late Than Never: In Memory Of Paul C".
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Paul+C Paul C at Discogs.com]
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