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DJ Premier Talks About Kenneth “HeadQCourterz” Joseph Walker

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Kendra Morris – Concrete Waves (DJ Premier 320 Remix) CDQ

Here we have the DJ Premier remix for Wax Poetics Records latest signed rnb artist Kendra Morris that came out today. We all know Preem with the rnb remixes always comes correct, enjoy:

Kendra Morris – Concrete Waves (DJ Premier 320 Remix)


You can vote tomorrow on this track for the famous “Best DJ Premier Beat of 2011” awards!


DJ Premier & M.O.P. @ LiveFromHQ (Video)

M.O.P. were the guests at LiveFromHQ show last friday. The full show is coming up here on later, with little mix of classic M.O.P. tracks from DJ Premier himself.

DJ Premier Going To Remix “Yo! MTV Raps Theme” For The Reunion Show on MTV2

For one night only, MTV2 is bringing back “Yo! MTV Raps!,” the show that turned on a generation of MTV viewers to a mysterious new musical form called hip-hop.

The show, which originally aired from August 1988 through 1995, helped bring once little-known acts like Ice-T, N.W.A., A Tribe Called Quest and Public Enemy to households across America as hip-hop exploded in popularity. The return comes after the revival of such MTV shows as “Beavis and Butt-head” and “120 Minutes.”

The show will return as a 30-minute retrospective called “Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts,” and will on MTV2 immediately after the first-ever “Sucker Free Awards” on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The awards will air at 11 p.m., followed by the “Yo!” special at midnight. The special will feature the artists behind three hip-hop classics: A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario,” Geto Boys’ “My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me,” and Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day.” (“Good Day” just happens to mention “Yo! MTV Raps” by name.)

The special will feature former hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre, and hip-hop stars from the past and present. They include A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip, Geto Boys’ Scarface, and Ice Cube, in addition to well Wiz Khalifa, DJ Khaled, Questlove, Busta Rhymes, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Young Jeezy, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife, Fat Joe, Common, Mike Epps, Ice T, Meek Mill, Tyga, and Naughty By Nature.

DJ Premier will remix the iconic “Yo! MTV Raps” theme song for the special.

“It’s a great moment to be re-connected with Yo! and examine the music that had a role in introducing hip-hop to music lovers globally,” Ed Lover said. “By looking back at these classic songs in hip-hop it becomes clear that hip-hop would inevitably transcend distance and generations.”

“In this Classic Cuts special, people will go back to a seminal time in hip-hop which many have called the ‘Golden Era’ – resulting in records that are as meaningful today as they were back then,” said Fab 5 Freddy, the original host of the show. “In order to appreciate how far hip-hop has come, you have to pay respect to the songs and artists that helped catapult the genre from a small community of fans to world domination.”


DJ Premier & The Berklee Symphony – Regeneration (Feat. Nas) Music Video

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Slick Rick – Behind Bars (Unreleased ’92 Prince Paul Version) CDQ

I’ve only heard a 30 second rip from this track before, I don’t know if you heard more… But this is the full CDQ version of the notorious unreleased Prince Paul mix. Some little background story: When Slick Rick was incarcerated in 1992 he recorded this song with Prince Paul. The song didn’t come out until 1994 but to Prince Paul’s surprise it was remixed by Warren G and Def Jam scrapped his mix. Price Paul was still on the credits with the other composers, but it wasn’t the original version. It looks like something typical Def Jam style. But Slick Rick is the master though, what a unique artist. And together with Prince Paul??!! Damn. Something we miss nowadays, enjoy:

Slick Rick – Behind Bars (Unreleased ’92 Prince Paul Version)


Unreleased 90s flavor!

Related to Def Jam mixed up versions problem: The Story Behind Boss “Drive By (Slow Rollin’ Remix)”

DJ Premier Live at M.O.P. & Snowgoons Album Release Party Nov 21st

R.I.P. Heavy D Tribute Mix by DJ Premier

DJ Premier – Heavy D Tribute Mix

Exclusive: Showbiz & A.G. – South Bronx Shit (Prod. by Showbiz) (Scratches by DJ Premier) CDQ

Yes!! Here’s another joint from Showbiz & A.G. upcoming LP “Mugshot Music” (executive produced by DJ Premier). Strictly for the streets:

Showbiz & A.G. – South Bronx Shit (Prod. by Showbiz) (Scratches by DJ Premier)

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K-Def – Supa Heath (Prod. by K-Def)

New one from Redefinition Records! This one is called “Supa Heath” which is a nod to the original sources that inspired K-Def’s creation. Incredibly, this beat features no samples… all of the sounds you hear were replayed/reprogrammed masterfully by K-Def himself. This version appears on K-Def’s upcoming “Night Shift” project which will be available in December 2011 on vinyl, cd, cassette & mp3 on Redefinition Records. Night Shift features 2 vocal tracks (INI’s Rob O and Panacea’s Raw Poetic are featured) as well as a handful of covers and original instrumentals. An alternate version of “Supa Heath” track was made available last week on flexi disc vinyl but has since been sold out. Real diggers (like me) know Redef stands for quality releases we need and are hard to find in 2011… very hard! Respect!

K-Def – Supa Heath (Prod. by K-Def)

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