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Torii Wolf – Big Big Trouble (Produced by DJ Premier)


“Big Big Trouble” is Wolf’s second recent song produced by DJ Premier, following the release of “Free” with Macklemore a few weeks ago. Flow Riiot is set to drop on September 29 via DJ Premier’s TTT (To The Top) imprint.

Full tracklisting & credit’s for Torii Wolf’s “Flow Riiot” Album:

1.) “Everlasting Peace” (produced by DJ Premier)
2.) “Meant To Do” (produced by DJ Premier)
3.) “1st” (produced by DJ Premier)
4.) “Big Big Trouble” (produced by DJ Premier)
5.) “Body” (Produced by araabMUZIK)
6.) “”I’d Wait Forever And A Day For You” (produced by DJ Premier)
7.) “Take It Up On Monday” (Produced by King Of Chill)
8.) “Go From Here” (produced by DJ Premier)
9.) “Shadows Crawl” (produced by DJ Premier)
10.) “Nobody Around” (produced by DJ Premier)
11.) “You’re Not There” (Produced by King Of Chill)
12.) “Where We Belong” (produced by DJ Premier)
13.) “Free” f/ Macklemore & DJ Premier (Produced by King Of Chill)
14.) “Pain Killer” (Produced by Mike Zombie)
15.) “Moscow” (Produced by Torii Wolf)

Torii Wolf – Free (Feat. Macklemore & DJ Premier) (Prod. by King of Chill) CDQ

New track from the upcoming album of Torii Wolf “Flow Riiot” (with 9 Premo productions on it!!), out in September 29th. Here’s more details about the single “Free”:

“When we had our first meeting to compile which songs were going to make the album [Wolf’s upcoming Flow Riott], King of Chill plays this track that I hadn’t heard,” Premier told Complex. “It was only a beat and Torii was singing a line from the Police’s ‘Voices Inside My Head.’ I asked both of them, why have I never heard this? It needed lyrics, but we removed the hook because I wanted to scratch on it. Torii came back to the studio, wrote and recorded her vocals and she decided to call it ‘Free.’ I was instantly hooked on this being one of the single releases from the album.”

The track’s subject matter holds very special meaning for Wolf as well.

“‘Free’ is a special tune. It’s very relatable,” she explained. “True freedom comes from within; it’s the battle we face each day with our own identity. Having the confidence to be comfortable in our skin and with who we are; and being our true authentic selves. I find the content of someone else’s mind most attractive.

She continued, “Feeling free in my gender fluidity and the way I connect with other humans is vital to my being. To feel safe in outwardly expressing what it is that ignites a spark in me can be very challenging in the society we live in. However, it’s only harder when I try and resist it. It feels very important for me to lead by example in sharing with others how we are in control of our own destiny. To be in touch with ourselves in knowing what we want, who we are and what feels good is such a gift. It radiates and it is very liberating. Allowing your spirit to shine can be contagious and that freedom from within is the light that we all need.”

Despite the fact that Wolf didn’t mention the song’s deeper meaning to Macklemore, he still hit on it in his verses.

“Without even getting too in-depth with him conceptually, Macklemore’s verse fell so in line with the feel so organically,” Wolf added. “Ben’s words are so dope and I feel so grateful to hold space for them on this record. ‘My spar partner is the devil, but I train with God’ and ‘As long as I’m me, then you know that I’m free’ are such incredible lines that truly resonate.”

The song’s artwork was done by the mother-daughter team of Amanda and Jaxon Demme. Amanda, who also created the artwork for the DJ Premier/Royce Da 5’9″ collaboration PRhyme, has a long history in the entertainment business, having done music supervision for movies like Judgment Night, Blow, Garden State, and Mean Girls.

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Related: TORII WOLF EXPLAINS NEW SINGLE “1ST” & WORKING WITH DJ PREMIER

STREAM NOW: Which Way Iz West by MC Eiht (Executive Prod. by DJ Premier)

Before the first bicoastal dart was ever fired in the much-hyped East/West rivalry of the late-90s, two of hip-hop’s finest had already bridged that proverbial gap. MC Eiht of Compton’s Most Wanted and DJ Premier were still cementing their respective status as legends when they collaborated on wax back in 1992. The resulting remix of “Def Wish II,” from CMW’s classic Music To Driveby manifesto, paired the best of both coasts: gangsta rap’s reigning menace and boom-bap’s principal architect.

Twenty-five years later, the cross-country homies have finally made good on their promise to expand that collaboration into a full-length album. The long-awaited Which Way Iz West — out June 30 and jointly released by Eiht’s Blue Stamp label and Preemo’s Year Round Records — reunites the emcee who put the “GEAH” in Cali gangsta-ism and the producer synonymous with New York’s sonic boom.

Executive produced by DJ Premier, the 15-track release finds Eiht back in the driver’s seat after a decade-long break since his last solo LP. Far from sacrificing West Coast riding music for the East’s boom-bap, Premier oversees a solid mashup by sharing the bulk of production duties with Eiht’s longtime collaborator Brenk Sinatra.

In an era defined by bluster, Eiht always steeped his stories in something more akin to the blues — literally and figuratively. The narratives told by the Tragniew Park Compton Crip reflected a cold-hearted reality where the anti-hero always met a tragic end. That’s what made his Menace II Society theme song (“Streiht Up Menace”) a perfect synopsis of the 1993 hood classic in which he co-starred.

On Which Way Iz West, the plot is driven, in part, by his own survival as an OG. The sinister sneer that defined Eiht’s voice once upon a rhyme has aged into a throaty groan, the better to hear his world-weary observations. On standout track “Last Ones Left,” he reunites with Compton’s Most Wanted cronies Chill and Boom Bam for an ill eulogy: “And rest in peace to the dearly departed / shots rang through, my homeboys caught it (damn) / That’s why I stick to the format / it’s killers right here cuz, you know where the war’s at.”

The hood ain’t the only thing bound to take him under. Album closer “You Nia’z” finds Eiht lamenting how the game has changed since the era when emcees paid the cost to be the boss: “And these Internet sites, with their forums and fights / another day, another new n**** that they like.”

As the title suggests, Which Way Iz West stars a cast of left-coast heavies from Eiht’s era: Kurupt, WC, Lady of Rage, B-Real, Xzibit, MayLAy and The Outlawz. Even New York underground legend Bumpy Knuckles makes a guest appearance, as does New Orleans’ own Big Mike.

But this is Eiht’s murder show, with Preemo executive producing, all the way down to the very last GEAHHH.

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Out 30th of June on Year Round Records! Support!!

MC Eiht – Compton Zoo (Prod. by Brenk Sinatra) (Scratches by DJ Premier) CDQ

New MC Eitht droppin’ end of this month on Blue Stamp/YRR yo! Enjoy:

Related: MC EIHT – REPRESENT LIKE THIS (FEAT. WC) (PRODUCED BY BRENK SINATRA) (SCRATCHES BY DJ PREMIER) (MUSIC VIDEO)

MC Eiht – Represent Like This (Feat. WC) (Produced by Brenk Sinatra) (Scratches by DJ Premier) CDQ


Today, Eiht shares the first single from Which Way Iz West, “Represent Like This” featuring WC and DJ Premier.

“I decided to release the Dub C track first as an ode to true west coast music and because Dub is a true west coast originator” Eiht stated. “I wanted to give fans a familiar taste of what were about and due to Crazy Toones passing away, it just seemed like the appropriate way to honor my cuzzins as they were one of the first artists I had the honor of rocking with early in my career. This is for the west coast and our heritage and it was only right to Represent Like This.”

Spotify: flyt.it/RepresentLikeThisSpotify
Amazon: flyt.it/RepresentLikeThisAmazon

Ahm and DeeVee Perform Together Live (The Breaks)

Compton’s Most Wanted – Last Ones Left (Snippet)

Gang Starr Foundation member Afu-Ra comes with a new Mixtape

Check it out! New mixtape by Afu-Ra… CLICK HERE.

1.Intro
2.Made U Look listen download
3.Dead Wrong feat.Koll & Powerful
4.Who Shot Ya
5.Kick In Da Door feat. Powerful
6.Big Boys (X-clusive)
7.Kill Shit feat.Thirstin’ Howl III
8.Rainy Days feat. Aqua Monk (P-Monks)
9.Scarfaces
10.Contact feat. Alas : H-Staxx : Cheif
11.Da Gods feat.Masta Killa (of Wu-Tang Clan)
12.Whole World feat. Respect Tha God (P-Monks)
13.Blam Blam
14.Fuck Ya’ll Niggas feat. Koll & Blackadon
15.Black Gang (X-clusive)
16.Pussy Clot Sound Boy (X-clusive)
17.99 Problems
18.Move Ya Self (X-clusive)
19.Gutta Music feat. Vain & Reck
20.Mercy
21.Never Dieing feat. Big Blackysteez & Startel
22.Bonus Track (X-clusive)
23.Bonus track – Nic Nie Spad?o Z Nieba – Sigma : Afu-Ra : Antone : DJ WLB
24.Bonus track – Wiesz Co Si? Kr?ci – Ganja Mafia featuring Afu-Ra
25.Bonus Track – Big Shug feat. Avirex Prod.Reel Drama – The Streets
26.Three Evil Masters – Gangstarr Foundation (Afu-Ra : Big Shug : Jeru the Damaja) Cuts by Dj Niko Yu
27.Pussy Clott Sound Boy featuring Sean P (BCC) & Sadat X (Brand Nubian)
28.On A Roll – UTC ft. Afu-Ra : Cryogenik : Auxaudio : Benny Browncoat
29.Group Home Joey Kickass Cuts by DJ Dap prod.by Daniel El Campen / S90F Rec – Smile

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Miguel – 2 Lovin’ U (Prod. by DJ Premier) CDQ

Aaah finally!! There’s some history behind this track, back in 2k14 Premo worked with Miguel on some tracks for his new album. The song they’ve created was called “Damned”… When the next album of Miguel dropped in 2k15 we were looking for that track… But nowhere to be found, until the song appeared on the Deluxe Version of the album. Alright alright… but when I bought it… no… it wasn’t a Premier beat. Very sad, almost depressed, I thought I would never hear the song. Well people, 3 years later, it’s here! Going to be released on February 21, 2k17 under the title “2 Lovin’ U” but basically it’s just the original version of “Damned” as you will hear. Already leaked a week ago but now it can go officially:

Still lovin’ this:

Related: DJ PREMIER WORKING WITH SINGER MIGUEL

Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. – NYC (Feat. Jadakiss) (Prod. by DJ Premier) CDQ

BANGER, TRACK OF THE YEAR ALREADY??

Related: NICK JAVAS PAYING HOMAGE TO THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.




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