Posts Tagged ‘DJ Premier’
Great visuals coming with a dope new Dynasty album. Nice!
‘Check out my brand new video that we shot while in Paris, France!’ – Dynasty
DJ Premier chats with WM40A about Jay Z’s “Pound Cake” verse (we’ve posted on that joint and remixes like the one The L.O.X. did on here), his beatmaking, and a long hoped for collabo LP with Nas at the A3C music festival in Atlanta. Really hope you made it out to some of A3C at least, or got to experience it somehow (shared videos, Instagram/Twitter feeds… something). Great event… for the culture, classic moments, and scoops like this!
Attention emcees, two things: (1) DJ Premier does NOT influence the BET Cypher selections AND (2) he WILL be scratching while you are freestyling if you get in the Cypher (that’s Hip-Hop; get your skill up)!
The legendary producer and Whoo Kid talk about how real it can get for a DJ out here, conflict and music making in Hip-Hop (including confessing that the original version of KRS-ONE’s “Outta Here” was way more heavy with PERSONAL name-naming disses), his coming up in the game (starting at age 19 in the late 80s), his experiences with Tupac EARLY in his career (literally tearing South Carolina up), all kinds of momentoes he has, and so much more. Great interview!
“I’m an emcee. I don’t rap, but I know how to control a crowd…” – DJ Premier
Challenge! Well, more like historical clash of sound at the livest party in Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA). Pete Rock and DJ Premier… getting started in their face-off right away spinning hits on one another’s behalf. The scene is classic. Click play and rock with the people at the party rocked by these masters.
How appropriate for Mass Appeal channel to have Premo on deck to give personal history like this. With “Mass Appeal” spinning in the background, and DJ Premier talking to the lens, we get the straight dope from one of the dopest. Click play and learn about the creation, evolution and finalization of the Gang Starr insignia and how Premier and Gang Starr fam KNEW “Mass Appeal” was hot before radio and the world would prove them right. R.I.P. to Keithy E the Guru.
DJ Premier debuted this banger on his Sirius XM radio show last night & when I heard it I was going nuts over the ill track & accompanied by the lyricism & flow from both Fat Joe & Action Bronson. This joint bangs! It’s a nice little treat before the ‘Don Cartegena’ aka ‘Joey Crack’ is set to release his “Darkside 3″ project in the very near future before he goes on a short vacation for income tax evasion. In the meantime I’m gonna bang this joint out on my radio show tonight because this is what that gritty real hip hop is supposed to sound like. Fiyah!
“F#ck 2nd… n!gga I’m out for UNO!”
Rapsody keeping it so Hip-Hop! This is the “Kingship” (produced by DJ Premier) single off her forthcoming Gangsta Grillz Mixtape entitled “She Got Game” (hosted by DJ Drama) due out August 20, 2013. Imagine the atmosphere of the advance listening party with this mixtape playing and ‘The Great Young Guru x 9th Wonder Debate’ going on on the side. Wow.
DJ Premier Speaks On The 10 Crack Commandments, Defending His People and His Porn, and Golden Era Hip-Hop On The Combat Jack Show (Video)
Premier is definitely ready for Combat! DJ Premier is on this episode of The Combat Jack Show. The Golden Era producer/DJ is up for a three-part show post. Part one above (with recollection of how Biggie’s “Ten Crack Commandments” came to be). Part two documents DJ Premier defending his friend Mister Cee in light of the controversy with regard to his sexual orientation and alleged exploits… and talking about trading porn tapes with him. Then Primo and The CJS crew get into clowning about who they would hit (Sophia Loren… check)! Part three steers the convo back to Hip-Hop (in late 80s – 90s)… discussing the standards of The Golden Era. Parts 2 & 3 after the jump.
Three years ago, April 19, 2010, Keith Elam b.k.a. Guru left this earthly realm. This track, “G.U.R.U.” featuring Talib Kweli and Guru’s Gang Starr partner DJ Premier is dedicated to Guru’s memory; a celebration of his life, legacy and all of the vast accomplishments and great music Guru and DJ Premier gave us. “G.U.R.U.” is also the lead-single from Marco Polo’s forthcoming album – “PA2: The Director’s Cut” (due out July 2013).
1990 was my first first year in radio when I was doing a hip hop show called ‘Strictly Hip Hop’ in Pennsylvania. I had also started a cable access show of the same name later that year & it wasn’t uncommon to receive dozens of new records & videos in the mail every week. Back then most of the videos we would receive from the record labels & indie promoters would arrive in the form of 3/4 inch tapes or on VHS. I need to get on my job like Tampa Bay area DJ Sandman who digitized one of Gangstarr’s old video press kits from back in the day. I know I have this same video on VHS somewhere in storage. I’m literally kicking myself to get on it because I do need to take the time to digitize many of my old shows & interviews from the 90s. In the meantime check out the video of GURU & DJ Premier’s video press kit. Rest in peace GURU! On another note….I’m definitely feeling how DJ Premier is rocking my favorite NFL team’s baseball cap. #RAIDERNATION BABY!
“This was a VHS Promo sent out by Chrysalis Records at the time the legendary Hip Hop group, Gang Starr was getting ready to release their 2nd album, “Step In The Arena” (Released 1/15/91) This video tape has been sitting in a box in my studio for years..I’ve always wanted to share it with Hip Hop fans who may have never had a chance to see it. It includes rare footage of Dj Premier & Guru in the studio working on their album and also a rare interview.” – DJ Sandman
March marks the passing of the lauded rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie) and to honor his legacy, New York resident DJ Finesse debuted a special tribute mix during DJ Premier’s Sirius/XM show “Live From Headqcourterz” on March 8. This extended mix (longer than the debut) showcases Biggie a capellas paired with Premier-produced beats, with a special intro by Primo himself.
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The track to this brand new ILL BILL single produced by DJ Premier is banging as hell! That’s that real hip hop ‘ish right there. The banging track is available on the New York emcee’s third album “The Grimy Awards” that’s available now featuring production & guest appearances from DJ Premier, O.C., Pete Rock, The Large Professor, The Beatnuts, Cormega, Lil Fame Of M.O.P., & more. You can listen to the complete album stream of ‘The Grimy Awards’ below…..
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Jordan Brand is about to celebrate to the released of their Air Jordan XX8 Sneaker that will be released in Houston on Friday February 15th during the NBA Allstar Weekend with the general release happening on February 16th. The suits over at Jordan Brand sought out the legendary Big Daddy Kane & DJ Premier to record something special for the release with “28 Bars Of Kane”. This is just one of the songs to be featured on a full-length project entitled “XX8 Days Of Flight.”
Brooklyn’s own Joey Bada$$ is taking us back to the Golden Era of Hip-Hop with his lyrical stylings. It’s only right that Golden Era producer DJ Premier provide the part of the ride. Bada$$ recorded this joint – “Unorthodox” – in Premier’s private HeadQCourterz Studio. Stream and get the track below. Bonus: Check out the “From The Block To The Top” video to watch Premier and Joey lay it down after the jump.
“The Reign” is a leaked single off MC Eiht’s forthcoming EP “Keep It Hood” (due out December 31, 2012). The New Years Eve release is giving us something to look forward to as we bring in 2013… unless the Mayans had it right. DJ Premier did the scratches over the Brenk Sinatra beat on this one. Get it FREE right here. G’yeeeeeah
DJ Premier and DJ Scratch and DJ Cash Money perform on the 1s and 2s at the Global Spin Awards in tribute to legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash. Dope! Look closely, and you can see a bit of a video montage of Flash moments on the big screen behind the performing DJs during the scratch dedication. This was an INCREDIBLE happening – three greats doing it in honor of the forefather! Nice.
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Fizzyology (the duo comprised of Termanology and Lil Fame) drops another heater from their forthcoming album “Too Tough for TV.” The song is entitled “Play Dirty.” (produced by DJ Premier and featurs vocals from Busta Rhymes and Styles P). You can stream the single and pre-order the album (due out November 6, 2012) via the link provided here.