I know most of you are like ‘wtf, who rejects a Premo beat?!’, only what we wants are more, more and more ofc. Them people do exists. But it’s only DJ Premier who is that humble about it. A rejected beat doesn’t mean a rejected producer… We all know it motivates him to do better. Here’s the top 10 beats produced by DJ Premier that were rejected by well known artists. My source? All of them except two I heard with my own ears from Premos mouth. Check it out:
10) Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles – P.A.I.N.E. (Pressure At INdustry Expense) (click)
Rejected by Jadakiss. No problem folks, Jadakiss already rhymed on 3 Premo beats.
09) Termanology – So Amazing (click)
Rejected by Amerie. That’s right, the beautiful Amerie was suppose to have a Premo beat on one of her albums but for some reason it didn’t worked out. When So Amazing dropped we heard she rejected that beat.
08) Ill Bill – Society Is Brainwashed (click)
Rejected by Jay-Z. I think he’ll get the trophy, we have our 1st Jay-Z rejected beat! We already know the reason why by Jay-Z himself.
07) Capone-N-Noreaga – Grand Loyal (click)
Rejected by Rakim. I think Rakim rejected another beat too, but I don’t remember. I do remember this one.
06) MC Lyte – Wonder Years (click)
Rejected by Jay-Z. Number 2! Damn, I always loved this joint… It had like a video clip, but no 12inch (same for Play It from Big Shug)?! Still looking out though… You never know. It was the single for her unreleased album “Back to Lyte”. Wondering what happened with it and her wonder years… such an amazing woman.
05) Rakim – Waiting For The World To End (click)
Rejected by Nas. I want to see a reason. But hey, the replacer is even greater so what’s the problem?
04) Bun B – Let ‘Em Know (click)
Rejected by Busta Rhymes. Recently Premo told us Busta rejected up to 10 beats already. But on a positive note, the first two collabo’s are going to see the daylight in 2011. He’s scheduled to be on NYGz upcoming album with M.O.P. on the same track while Premo is scheduled on Busta’s upcoming album.
03) Ras Kass – Goldyn Chyld (click)
Rejected by Jay-Z. Strikeeeeee 3! This beat is so hot I bought a couple copies of the 12inch. And I even wrote a story about the track. That’s how much I love the beat! Click on the click link.
02) Guru – Hustlin’ Daze (click)
Rejected by LL Cool J. I didn’t knew what I would love more with this beat. LL Cool J or Guru with Donell Jones on a Premo beat? Hell, I know it now haha.
01) Royce da 5’9″ – Boom (click)
Rejected by Jay-Z. I’m going to be honest with everybody. I’m not sure if it was Jay-Z, but it was someone big! Remember that. So someone rejected Boom alright… Did you knew the beat is so great it even sounds dope when you play it backwards?EDIT: It could also be CNN.
Honorable mention: D’Angelo – Devils Pie -> Rejected by Canibus. DJ Premier – Sing Like Bilal -> Rejected by Bilal. KRS-One – 5% (Feat. Grand Puba) -> Rejected by Rakim.
And on that note: Guru didn’t rejected “Nas Is Like”, he just didn’t liked it. You probably asking yourself why I didn’t just ask Premier (because there are probably some more rejections)? Every conversation between me and DJ Premier are private and always will be. This blog didn’t start because I could ask Premo everything. I found it fun to search things up, you know, where’s the fun to just ask the news? If you know more rejections, hit up the comments.
If you want to see a complete detailed list of all his productions go to http://www.djpremierblog.com/trackology and have fun!