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Live From HeadQCourterz (04/10/2015)

PRhyme – Mode (Feat. Logic) CDQ

Here’s the new PRhyme track with Logic that supposedly would be released on the Deluxe edition of the PRhyme album together with Black Thought and MF Doom, now it’s released for the soundtrack of the movie Southpaw! Enjoy:

Related: PRHYME TRACK ON THE “SOUTHPAW” SOUNDTRACK

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DJ Premier, DJ Mustard & DJ Khaled on The NBA 2K16 Soundtrack


2K today announced that NBA 2K16, the newest iteration of the top-rated video game simulation series for the last 15 years*, will feature the most extensive soundtrack in NBA 2K history with three genre-defining collaborators at the helm – legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier, renowned producer DJ Khaled, and rap/pop producer DJ Mustard. As one of the most successful entertainment properties of the last decade, NBA 2K16’s partnership brings together their unique creative direction in curating more than 50 tracks and contributing a total of six new exclusive tracks to this year’s title.

“I am excited to be a part of the ongoing series of NBA 2K. As a sports fan, it was already fun before the work began. NBA 2K16 will be another big hit, especially alongside DJ Mustard and DJ Khaled bringing our different musical styles to the game.” – DJ Premier

“I am honored to collaborate with NBA 2K, which is such a distinguished brand and one of my favorite video games. Basketball and music are two of my favorite things, and I’m excited to light up the soundtrack with my signature sound. Expect the hottest tracks and of course hit music when you press the start button on NBA 2K16! We The Best! Who?!!! NBA 2K16 that’s who!!!!” – DJ Khaled

“It’s an honor and a blessing to be part of the NBA 2K musical family alongside legends like Pharrell, Jay Z, DJ Premier and DJ Khaled.” – DJ Mustard

NBA 2K16 will be available for PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360; and Windows PC platforms on September 29, 2015.

Papoose – The Plug (Produced by DJ Premier)


It’s been a busy 24-hours for Papoose, but he’s used to hustler’s hours. Last night, Pap and Remy Ma became trending topics on Twitter after it was announced that the pair are starring in the upcoming season of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop.

Similarly, over a signature DJ Premier track and scratch chorus, Pap continues to supply whatever you need with “The Plug,” which was premiered today by XXL.

“The Plug” can be found on Papoose’s upcoming sophomore album, You Can’t Stop Destiny, which finds Pap re-connecting with familiar faces, as he rekindles his undeniable chemistry with DJ Premier, Havoc, Ron Browz, Amadeus and his better half Remy Ma, while also ushering in an updated aesthetic, including the Troy Ave assisted and Havoc produced lead-single “Mobbing” and Ty Dolla $ign on the radio-ready future single “Michael Jackson” which also includes Remy Ma.

Papoose his album will be released on July 17, 2015. Pre-order now on Amazon or iTunes!

Related: DJ Premier Again on Papoose Upcoming Album “You Can’t Stop Destiny”

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Prhyme track on the “Southpaw” Soundtrack


Catch the Official Tracklist for Southpaw: Music From And Inspired by the Motion Picture after the jump.

1. James Horner – Cry For Love (Part 1)
2. Eminem ft. Gwen Stefani – Kings Never Die
3. Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard ft. Busta Rhymes, Kxng Crooked & Tech N9ne – Beast (Southpaw Remix)
4. Denaun – This Corner
5. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ ft. Rico Love – What About The Rest Of Us
6. Bad Meets Evil – Raw
7. Slaughterhouse – R.N.S.
8. The Weeknd – Wicked Games
9. Bad Meets Evil – All I Think About
10. 50 Cent – Drama Never Dies
11. Prhyme ft. Logic – Mode
12. The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Bone Thus N Harmony – Notorious Thugs
13. Eminem – Phenomenal
14. James Horner – Cry For Love (Part 2)

In stores 7.24.
You can pre-order it on iTunes now!

The Making of Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal”

There are few rap acts that stuck to their guns quite like Gang Starr. Comprised of DJ Premier the late, great Guru, the duo’s sound came to define the purist hip-hop standard of the ’90s. They crafted a style that was true to New York despite the fact that neither of them actually hailed from New York. The duo never sold millions and millions of records, but they never made a bad album either. While they made plenty of great songs, in 1994 they released “Mass Appeal”—the quintessential Gang Starr record and a song truly worthy of a Magnum Opus treatment.

We got with DJ Premier, Guru’s close friend Big Shug of Gang Starr Foundation, and the group’s managers Patrick Moxey and Phat Gary to talk about the making of the song. What we found out is that despite the fact that the song made fun of rappers who aspired for mass appeal, Guru’s actually aspired for commercial relevance himself. But, of course, the group never abandoned their aesthetic. Ironically, “Mass Appeal” became the group’s biggest hit thanks in part to Premier’s hypnotic beat.

We also talked to Fat Joe, Jadakiss, and Stretch​ Armstrong about the group’s lasting impact and legacy. And to round things out, veteran hip-hop journalist Chairman Mao and Complex’s own Editor-In-Chief Noah Callahan-Bever explained how Gang Starr took the road less taken to achieve their legendary status.

RIP Keith “Guru” Elam.

Props to Complex




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