DJ Premier steps sway from a busy recording schedule to grace us with his presence, delivering a classically ‘Primo’ interview. We explore his current production work with Kanye West, his hope that Busta Rhymes will finally like one of his beats the tenth time around, his desire to work with Eminem and all of his up coming projects. Essential listening for hip hop.
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Some sidenews, here’s Bun B answer on working with DJ Premier:
You worked with DJ Premier on your new record? Was that’s something you’d wanted to do for a while, and how did that come about?
I’ve known him for a long time — over 10 years now. He’s from Prairie View originally, and I’m from Port Arthur, so we never knew each other coming up, but we’ve got a lot of mutual friends. Every now and then you meet someone who is just like you, and that’s Primo. He’s a really down to earth, really simple dude. Neither of us are into too much extra [stuff].
When we met up, it felt like we’d known each other for years, and when we collaborated, we never let the music interfere with our friendship. We’d originally tried to work together many years ago, but everyone’s schedule was [messed] up. Pimp was gone, then he came home and Premier was busy working with Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. We never had the time to put something together, but finally we made the time to turn it into a real record that incorporated Pimp.
And some rumors from Christina Aguilera’s side, it looks like she wasn’t happy with the goings of her new album and the sales, she’s about to move to a new record company Live Nation. She’s already fully busy with her new project Burlesque which should include the unreleased Neptunes and DJ Premier tracks.