Posts Tagged ‘DJ Premier’
Ha! This is fun! Busta Rhymes this “Grinch 2000” for the “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” soundtrack back in 2000. Even got a feature on it from the film’s star, Jim Carrey. Produced by DJ Premier to boot. So how could this have not made it onto the final release? Who knows? But now it gets dropped, and appreciated. Happy Holidays!
Preemo ONLY plays the bangers! That’s his lane, and it is not for the wack. And he is DEFINITELY qualified to be a gatekeeper for real Hip-Hop. To be clear, DJ Premier is not hating on that artist you like, but if he or she is wack… Oh well.
That sounds harsh. Preem explains it better. How he has always been, what he is into nowadays and more in the sit-down above.
A documentary with Jay Z and Nas is in the works, and DJ Premier also has a solo album—‘Last Session at 320’—on the way. He also discusses Desiigner, Dave East, Young M.A., and how he’s stayed relevant for multiple decades.
Yessir! Brenk Sinatra, DJ Premier and MC Eiht have got history with each other AND on here. Let’s see what’s popping above with this “Runn The Blocc” joint stream. And check out Eiht chopping (with XXL Mag in an interview) below.
When I originally got the beat from Brenk (Sinatra), rather than do something that glorified hustling, I wanted to drop something more along the storyline of how it’s so stressful in the streets. Then Premier sent MayLAy and I a beat and it just fit my vision of how the game used to be perfectly; knowing hustling is still a necessary evil and having to deal with everything that comes with it. Preemo heard the final product and said it needed to be on the album; so now it’s official.
– MC Eiht
Okay, so a significant portion of the blog-o-sphere considers this rehash of Desiigner’s “Tiimmy Turner” a ‘shots fired’ situation…the shots being let off by the legend that did the joint, DJ Premier. Listen for yourself, and make up your own mind. But the track bangs (with that “Twilight Zone” rip in there). And dropping in that South Park sample, “TIMMY!” Well, that’s just… dope!! Haaaa!
Wooooo! That’s a cold azz way to start a jawn. Well, those lines, and that scratch-attacked beat Primo put down a-la classic Group Home ‘Livin Proof’ style. Enjoy the alt Hip-Hop/Soul chill Torii Wolf is putting down online as “Shadows Crawl” up and down your spine in the dopest way!
Banging with an extra order of dope sauce! Pause? Nah… press play maaaaan!
DJ Premier’s new artist phenom Torii Wolf delivers the video for the remix of her debut single, “1st” (featuring Dilated Peoples). Get the remix audio below via earlier post here.
DJ Premier, Kareem Biggs And Beef Jones Talk Roc-A-Fella History, Jay Z And “Reasonable Doubt” (Video)
Beef Jones hosts a sitdown with DJ Premier & Roc-A-Fella’s Kareem “Biggs” Burke. They discuss Jay Z’s classic “Reasonable Doubt” album. The video starts with a lot of prelim (some setup is going on); as this is a live online discussion forum while. The meat of the discussion is set out around the 11-minute mark. Check it out.
Interesting insights on Preem’s production process and some early history at The Roc (like who was the label’s first signee).
How can DJ Premier bring so much boom and bap to an alternative R&B track? Play this new Torii Wolf, and you’ll find yourself going, “Oh, like THAT!”
Torii Wolf, a singer-songwriter and musician from Wantagh, New York who traded coasts–bouncing around West Coast cities and enhanced herself artistically; shunning categories, confinement, and convention. Torii also just happens to be the first female artist to have her entire project (the forthcoming album entitled “Flow Riiot”) produced by Preemo. “Torii has such a weird, wicked style,” Premier offers. “It’s just very left field—reminiscent of a Bjork or something like that. She is so unique and versatile; she writes, sings and is an accomplished guitarist and drummer. But image-wise, there is no comparison. Subject-wise, Torii is in a whole different place.”
The versatility Premier hints at is evident on Torii Wolf’s first single, the aptly-titled, “1st,” a war-torn and wistful ode to unrequited love and commitment that ultimately leaves more questions than answers, as she ponders “what does it take to keep you from running away.” Digging into his past catalog, Premier reshuffles the deck on a Rakka Iriscience vocal sample from his “Good As Gone” production from Dilated Peoples’ “Directors Of Photography” album to create another spellbinding scratch-chorus “I’ve seen the last come first, I’ve seen the first last.”
Hmm. Preemo did an entire album with this girl. That should tell you enough about her pedigree. Respect Torii Wolf and this “1st” you’re listening to.
Preme, his manager Ian, and DJ Finesse made this last minute mix happen in honor of the dearly departed Artist.
I want to salute one of the greatest artists in the world… the artist known as Prince.
– DJ Premier
Jack Daniels salute to Prince Rogers Nelson. May he Rest In Purple.
Single and album links via earlier post below.
Stop the presses on every “they ain’t real” story you want to put out on Ben Haggerty (pka Macklemore) & Ryan Lewis. At least for now. Why? This “Buckshot” team up with DJ Premier and KRS-ONE. This has got to be the most awesome olive branch held out to Hip-Hop heads in quite some time. How real is this? Let Preemo speak on it…
Macklemore’s manager reached out to my manager (Ian) and told him that they wanted me to hook up a scratch sequence to tie in the lyrics that Ben wrote. Ryan did the track and we got on the phone to discuss the theme about their younger days running the streets and tagging graffiti. I draw as well so it made total sense! After I sent my parts back, they asked if I knew how to get in touch with Kris (KRS-ONE). I reached out to Kris’ wife and since he is a dope graffiti artist as well, he was the perfect choice and he laced the verse overnight. The whole combination made it a complete jam for the history books.
– DJ Premier
In a word…boom! Take a listen above. You can pre-order “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” (due out February 26, 2016) below.
The way it started…was definitely ‘alternative’… then seconds later, BOOM! Producer Preemo drops in with his trademark hook-sample scratches and it’s so on! Check out Malaysian singer Yuna’s “Places To Go” above, and read what she has to say about all this below.
“Places to Go” is a song about when you’re growing into the person that you’re meant to be. Sometimes you go through all these things that will change you as a person and you find it hard to deal with all of these challenges. I was truly honored to work with legendary DJ and producer DJ Premier. I still can’t believe I have a track with Premier. It really is one of the best songs I’ve written in a long time.
Okay, so before when we put up a PRhyme visual post for “Courtesy” we were letting go a ‘full clip’… as in click-clack-pow-pow-brrraakk. This is the full video. The one before was a less than 2-minute teaser. He is the entire visual presentation off the “PRhyme” album from Royce and Preemo (out now).
Now, without a doubt, DITC’s got production on lock solidly; but if their newbie emcee Fisher gets the chance to rhyme over Preemo prouction… come on. Why stand in his way? This “Fish Over Premier” (Premier Fish) is just a one-time thing, right? Ha! With lyrical skills like these? Don’t be surprised if this hook-up happens again (like maybe on Fisher’s forthcoming “GODmc” project)!
Termanology – “Get Off The Ground” feat. Sean Price x Lil Fame x Ruste Juxx x Justin Tyme x Hannible Staxx x Papoose x Reks (DJ Premier Remix)
Another “Term Brady” single on deck. This one, produced/remixed by DJ Premier, is entitled “Get Off The Ground” (featuring Sean Price, Lil Fame, Ruste Juxx, Justin Tyme, Hannible Staxx, Papoose, and Reks). See the video for the original Snowgoons mega-collabo after the jump.
The headline says it all; like its own byline. Did you see the Cyphers this year? Always the best part of the BET Hip-Hop Awards. We expect a ‘wow’ moment or two from the Awards’ broadcast; and a Cypher is a good bet for a source. Well, there was [at least] a BIG one in this year’s – Erick Sermon, Keith Murray and Redman spitting with DJ Scratch taking the Preemo spot (see what we did there?) for the set. Def Squad comes back to life for the night! Good to see.
Click the pic above to start with the Squad. Got the rest of this year’s Cyphers linked after the jump.
Is it Preem’s beats that make emcees beast out on a track; or is it that he only allows beast mode emcees to bless his beats? So far, the result has been win-win. Latest exhibit of that: This new Papoose jawn “Hold The City Down.” Dope! Plus, a bonus… FREE download!