They did re-unite for a second album, however, with 'White People' being released in 2004.A huge collection of artists such as Cat Power, Franz Ferdinand, Pharrell, Jack Johnson and RZA appeared on the record, and their sound developed into a wide-ranging, quirky collage of swaggering, funky styles.La la la la la, La la la la la, La lala la la la [x2] Yeah, hey Shhh... Paul Huston, aka Prince Paul, originally made his name as part of the New York rap collective Stetsasonic and produced De La Soul's classic album 'Three Feet High and Rising', while his old friend, West Coast DJ Dan the Automator worked with DJ Shadow, Kool Keith and Cornershop.[Sample]This, is the story of you What makes you special, where you come from This is one of the most exciting stories ever told Because its about you And you are one of the most important things in the world . Bruce Lee So we K-I-Sed the BS goodbye Damsel in distress so I stress good guy Tarzan and Jane more like Bonnie and Karem Could you be my sugar water, tonic and cream Put the dean in my yard, like religion and king-----??? you She ride cus her testament has been day one A nigga got trust cus she been day one They ones done, build a fam.On June 17, 2004, Rob Bourdon gave a interview to XFM, saying: "We're planning on doing some writing soon, but we find we can write and demo stuff on the bus or wherever.
DJ Jazzy Jeff: Hip hop is like what you would call the bastard child of a lot of different forms of music.Grand Wizard Theodore: As far as, you know, rock is concerned, I think rock is, you know, a big part of hip hop.DJ Jazzy Jeff: Rock helped influence hip hop, hip hop helped influence the world. Listen Yo / it's like a triple-staged darkness / listen and drift Every muscle in your skin starts to shake and shift You can hate the gift / but my phrases daze your clique Spray your face when I spit / I mean it You're just too conceited / repeatin' and repeatin' You're a thugged-out gangsta pimp 'til you believe it It seems like there's too much Pac / we don't need it I'm cool on your heat / you can keep it It's not a big secret / this is a game you can't win You're singin' the same thing, but we're bringin' the answer Just / close your eyes and pretend again That your skin isn't as thin as the skin you're in (bitch) Gimme a second just to spell it out So / nobody can twist what I'm talkin' about I don't / have to fake anything I feel Because / we both know every word is real So / gimme a second just to spell it out So / nobody can twist what I'm talkin' about I don't / have to fake anything I feel Because / we both know every word is real Right about now / the funk soul brother Right about now / the funk soul brother (Handsome Boys) Right about now / the funk soul brother Right about now / the funk soul brother I got the skills of titanium / straight to the cranium Try to play me and we can go to war like Iranians A deep cat / I speak rap / as long as the beat phat My shit'll be off the meat rack Lord Finesse / don't harass the guards With the four-bars / they'll piss on, like, half your squad So they're savage / I ain't gettin' bashed I don't harass if you niggas playin' Russian Roulette with automatics See / on the street, I'm top of the rank Three words / when I get the dice, stop the bank Bet against me / you'll get your cash Leavin' my street team all for nothin' but ass-whoopin's Hard-hitters / (Handsome Boys) / the large niggas The type that sports chicks on the arm like John Ritter The bomb, nigga / been stabbin' the third Better play Jehovah Witness / just spread the word / (spread the word) The sky opens wide / to swallow me again Once I am inside / I'm lost and can't pretend These pictures in my mind / are not a part of me These memories hold me tight / 'til I can hardly breathe (Breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe) (Breathe) / I can hardly breathe (Breathe, breathe, breathe, breath) (Breathe) / I can hardly stop the memories Nothing I can say or do will take away what I've been through What you were is what I've come to be Nothing you can say to me will take away these memories What you were is what I've come to be Ahh... Grand Wizard Theodore: And people don't really know that it's a rock record until like the guitars come in and stuff like that.DJ Jazzy Jeff: We didn't have no hip hop beats back in the days we had to take it from everywhere we could get it from.But making that choice is kind of like, 'Well, do we take the Rolls Royce or the Bentley today.' The only question we asked ourselves in the studio was, 'Would I want to get dressed to this song? ' And if it's good, it's like making love with mirrors on the ceiling.You can't beat it." About the track with Linkin Park, Nakamura said, "We've been fortunate enough to work with both the people who originated a lot of stuff in hip-hop and some of the guys who have perfected it.The thing about Handsome Boy is that it's not just about being funny, but it's a commentary on hip-hop, on people taking on drug dealer names. To me, it's a cultural satire of sorts." An article published by The Guardian reads "It was something of a logistical headache.Before they could even start work, label closures shunted them from Tommy Boy to Elektra to Atlantic. Based on different coasts - Nakamura lives in San Francisco, Huston in suburban Long Island - they crisscrossed America to exploit windows in their collaborators' schedules." White People included a sequel to the hit "Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This)" from 1999's So…How's Your Girl?When the old friends got together as Handsome Boy Modelling School in the late 1990s, their eclectic influences, daft sense of humour and a long list of contacts really ran amok. Full of retro samples, strutting, languid beats and soul-jazz grooves, the album featured Sean Lennon, Beastie Boy Mike D, Alec Empire and Moloko's Roisin Murphy and was widely praised for its mix of old skool hip-hop charm and stylish, genre-mashing invention.Taking their name from an episode of sitcom 'Get a Life', they created the alter-egos of Chest Rockwell and Nathaniel Merriweather - two pretentious, globetrotting male models - and penned a soundtrack to their chic, swanky lifestyle on debut album 'So... Dan the Automator went on to produce records for Gorillaz, Primal Scream and Kasabian and also formed the supergroup Deltron 3030, while Prince Paul released several solo albums.