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Busta Rhymes – Grinch 2000 (Original Version) (Feat. Jim Carey) (Prod. by DJ Premier) (Radio Rip)

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!

Here’s some unreleased Busta Rhymes x DJ Premier collabo featuring the Christmas spirit, recorded around 2000 with the Mr. Grinch soundtrack in a genius way sampled like only Premo can do it!
This was the original version but they used the one produced by Teddy Riley for the official soundtrack. The reason why this version never got released is unknown, but the beat was later given to the Coca Cola Company. Enjoy:

Ripped from DJ Eclipse ‘Rap Is Outta Control’. Also played by Statik Selektah radio show. Voila.

Related: LIL FAME & TERMANOLOGY – PLAY DIRTY (FEAT. BUSTA RHYMES & STYLES P) CDQ

The Lox – Move Forward (Produced by DJ Premier)


The Lox announced that they were signing with Roc Nation only two weeks ago, and their new album Filthy America… It’s Beautiful is already here. The 12-track project includes features from Gucci Mane, Fetty Wap, Mobb Deep, Dyce Payne, and Infa-Red. Filthy America… It’s Beautiful is The Lox’s first proper album in sixteen years. They last dropped We Are the Streets way back in 2000, although they’ve continued to record and release music since then. Most recently, they dropped a trilogy of EPs called The Trinity.

And now it’s here! After the classic LOX x DJ Premier track “Recognize” back in 2000 they reunited for a new banger called “Move Forward”.
Listen to DJ Premier mixing it last week on his radio show Live from Headqcourterz below:

And the full album stream on Spotify:

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Props to Complex

Twenty One Pilots – Lane Boy (DJ Premier Remix) CDQ

“While I was in LA recording with Dr. Dre for the Compton Soundtrack, one of my homies told my tour manager to check out Twenty One Pilots,” Premier told Complex over email. “I bought Blurryface and liked it immediately, so I started looking for videos as well. I saw the ‘Lane Boy’ video and loved the concept of the song and video. It’s about refuting the idea that artists should stay in a ‘lane’ or be defined by a particular style or sound. ‘Lane Boy’ is the song I wanted to remix. They sent me the stems and said to rock out with it. The Preemix is now official.”-DJ Premier

MC Eiht – Run The Blocc (Feat. Young MayLay) (DJ Premier Remix) CDQ

DJ Premier stated to XXL “Runn The Blocc” was originally done as a freestyle joint 2 years ago over the same track as Black Moon’s “Who Got The Props”. I’m a huge fan of Young MayLAy from the west coast and he can spit. So when we finished mixing the album, I wanted to keep the lyrics and put a brand new beat to it so that it sounded like a whole new song.”

MC Eiht chimed in to XXL with his own comments “When I originally got the beat from Brenk (Sinatra), rather then do something that glorified hustling, I wanted to drop something more along the story-line 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 its official.”

Ow shit, MC Eiht forever!! How long do we (still) have to wait?! Young Maylay did the voice of CJ in the already legendary game GTA:SA 😉 And also did a very PHAT track with Premo back in 2k10 called “Temptation” for the “Get Used To Us” project:

Related: MC EIHT’S ALBUM “WHICH WAY IS WEST” REPORTEDLY FINISHED

Torii Wolf – Shadows Crawl (Open Eyes DJ Premier Remix) (Feat. Rapsody)


Real DJ’s do real things and just as he did with Torii’s first single, the aptly-titled “1st,” by getting Dilated Peoples to hop on the remix, he and Torii have tapped another fast-rising star in Jamla/Roc Nation’s Rapsody for a remix of “Shadows Crawl.” “I felt Rapsody fit the picture perfectly” DJ Premier relayed to Pigeons & Planes. “Of course to make it complete, I threw in some scratches in the intro for the underground DJ’s so we always have that representation.” In her comments to Pigeons & Planes, Torii was very eager to hear where Rapsody would take the remix “I was very excited to work with Rapsody and to hear what she could do with this and I couldn’t be happier with how it came out. Rapsody adds an entirely new vibe to the record and fully emulated the concept of the song in her own unique way and voice. Her flow tells a story so inline with what I wrote about. I’m honored to be working with such incredible people and artists.”

Rapsody obviously enjoyed playing with the concept of the track, as she stated “I had fun working on this. I thought the concept was creative, so I just wanted to expand on the idea of having these inner secrets of loving someone else and that coming out in the middle of the night; talking in your sleep—laying next to your lover. I love the song and really enjoyed working with Torii, her sound is so unique. Her and Preemo sound so dope together. I was happy to be a part of it all.”

A hip-hop king who has a habit of contributing and producing historic projects behind the boards, mixed with Torii Wolf’s full clip of moods, range, and vast musical talent. What’s not to like? Torii and Premier’s collaborative union bum-rushes the walls of genre, age, and expectations to let the world know there’s a Flow Riiot going on.

Desiigner – Tiimmy Turner (Preemix) CDQ

New DJ Premier remix!! This time for Desiigner’s banger “Tiimmy Turner”, enjoy:

Torii Wolf & DJ Premier – Shadows Crawl (Torii Comes Clean Remix) (Produced by King Of Chill)

Torii & DJ Premier have released two singles now—and just like “First,” “Shadows Crawl” now gets the remix treatment—sense a pattern (Real DJ’s Do Real Shit!!)? If you think the original kept you up, wait until you hear the haunting King Of Chill remix, as he adds Preemo’s water torture from his classic collaboration, “Come Clean,” with Jeru The Damaga (which was recently named one of the 20 Dopest Hip-Hop Beats).
A hip-hop king who has a habit of contributing and producing historic projects behind the boards, mixed with Torii Wolf’s full clip of moods, range, and vast musical talent. What’s not to like? Torii and Premier’s forthcoming collaborative union bum-rushes the walls of genre, age, and expectations to let the world know there’s a Flow Riiot going on.

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Rock The Room (Feat. Flavor Flav)

Rock version from the “Shake The Room” track released on the KoleXXXion album back in 2012.

Afu-Ra, Jeru The Damaja & Big Shug – 3 Evil Masters (Prod. by Notiks) CDQ

Check this out, Gang Starr Foundation:

Related: SOULBROTHA – THE GOLDEN ERA ISN’T FINISHED (FEAT. BIG SHUG, AFU-RA & BLAQ POET)

Torii Wolf – Shadows Crawl (Produced by DJ Premier) CDQ

“Ya’ll Feel That”? Insomnia is a bit*h… While some suffer from it due to a persisting medical condition, creative types, those whose can’t keep their mind from racing due to the excessive thoughts and ideas that permeate (even in a dormant state) make it nearly impossible to unplug. At least for the creative types outlets exist; consciously or unconsciously. In Torii Wolf & DJ Premier’s case that’s creating dope music….

While Premier has previously collaborated with iconic female artists, in none of the aforementioned examples has the iconic producer/DJ entirely produced one of their projects. With a resume like Premier’s, it takes a lot to get his attention—and perhaps more importantly his respect.

Enter 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.”

“Shadows Crawl” is the only track I did not specifically create for Torii’s album” DJ Premier tells Vibe. “I made it for Yuna’s new album, but she went for the second demo (which would go on to become the projects lead-single “Places To Go”). When we finished recording Torii’s debut, Flow Riiot, I felt like we needed one more song and I played her this beat. Torii wrote “Shadows Crawl” on the spot and cut the vocals. I immediately knew that this should be the follow up to our first single “1st.”

“Shadows Crawl” continues to display the musical symmetry and bond Torii developed with Premier; “Preem played me this beat he made for Yuna that she didn’t end up using and I instantly felt connected to it” Torii relayed to Vibe. “I’ve never been a good sleeper, I sleep in tiny intervals, if at all, and when I do I alk in my sleep. It’s such a vulnerable place, to be verbally expressive and not know what could creep out of your subconscious. I love Preem’s vibe on this record, it brings me to that “Eldritch Place” (wondrous and curious places). Performing “Shadows Crawl” together live has been unreal.”

A hip-hop king who has a habit of contributing and producing historic projects behind the boards, mixed with Torii Wolf’s full clip of moods, range, and vast musical talent. What’s not to like? Torii and Premier’s collaborative union bum-rushes the walls of genre, age, and expectations to let the world know there’s a Flow Riiot going on.




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