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Outerspace does a Tribute for Gang Starr

Outerspace – Now You’re Mine Tribute

Outerspace Myspace

Could be interesting if it’s free.

Blaq Poet – Hate (With Noreaga) Radio

Yeah, so he did leak it!! We have a new Preem track!! Fresh on this blog!! It’s the radio rip of Blaq Poet‘s “Hate” with Noreaga for his upcoming album and can’t help myself, can’t help it: I WANT THAT ALBUM NOW!! Daaaaaaaaamn, just listen to it and enjoy HIP-HOP. Just listen, album coming 29th of june:

Blaq Poet – Hate (Feat. Noreaga) (Radio Rip)

Props to ib2quik2c for ripping it from Rosenberg Radio or whatever his show is called, this guy (Rosenberg) should release his interview with DJ Premier now for like 4 months?

LiveFromHQ 25/04/2009

Got some new Pete Rock… Because we didn’t hear a new Premo track for quit a while I’m making an exception to post some other exclusives I’ve got. Next week DJ Premier goes to LA to record some tracks with Christina Aguilera, so DJ Eclipse will fill in. The track of Blaq Poet called “Hate” with Noreaga was supposed to leak last night, but Preem didn’t had it with him. “The Blaqprint” will be released the 29th of june. Buckshot and KRS-One were the guests this week. Here you got a new Bumpy Knuckles track produced by Pete Rock, and finally, a Pete Rock production that I feel this year. I don’t think it’s leaked yet?! Enjoy:

Bumpy Knuckles – The Mack (Prod. by Pete Rock)

I’ve also got this Pete Rock solo track I posted up last week on some forums, but a lot of people didn’t heard it yet I think? So this one is quit new as well:

Pete Rock – Just A Word Or Two (Prod. by Pete Rock)

European Tour Cancelled

DJ Premier‘s tour to Europe next week in cancelled for unkown reasons. Actually very bad for myself because I paid €27 to see him live next week. His name is changed by Bob Sinclar, whatever, not going to spend more words!

Next week LiveFromHQ will be filled in by DJ Eclipse.

UPDATE: No official reason, but he said last night he will be recording with Christina Aguilera next week in LA so…

Talib Kweli & DJ Premier Live @ Fat Beats, NY

LiveFromHQ 17/04/2009

Good news people, I’m again recording DJ Premier‘s show. I even got better news, I’m recording now in the quality that Premo uses for his turntables after paying to XMradio (not Sirius anymore). I noticed I still didn’t drop an exclusive on this blog that I recorded from his show like I used to do for the DJ Premier Forum, still waiting!! “Tha Blaqprint” is coming in june and then he will work on “Pros N Cons” and then we’ll see his solo album. I just need fresh Premo, where is the new Nick Javas and Teflon (with Papoose and Saigon)? Too bad he said some time ago he would drop them…

New Premo Interview

Kinda old interview?

PREEMISH: Electric – Relax Today

If you are into jazzy hip hop, like the hip hop producers in Japan you’ll probably know this one. It’s from the group Electric (aka Electric Company) who released only one album in 2004 called “Lifes A Struggle“. It’s an American (Boston) hip hop group with members Insight, Dagha, Anonymous, Moe Pope and Raheem. But half of the album is produced by Martingang (Japan). The whole album is good, I would say very good. This joint is produced by Insight and contains a ‘funny’ sample, like a Hawaii sample. Enjoy:

Electric – Relax Today (Prod. by Insight)
Electric – Where Would You Be (Prod. by Insight)

Some new clips

Which Gang Starr Foundation member should return; VOTE!!

I would like to introduce a new poll to y’all, I want to see what artist should need to return to the Gang Starr Foundation. Their are two people who are missing in the list because they don’t need to come back, they’re still in the posse. Even today when the click isn’t really active. Those are Bumpy Knuckles (I won’t call him Freddie Foxxx anymore because this is his ‘new’ name) and Big Shug who both still make recordings with DJ Premier untill this day. Watch out for the new Big Shug album that will come certain this year, we know how royal Big Shug is! Also NYGz is excluded. For most it won’t be necessary, but a little background info won’t hurt:

Haha Bahamadia, her monotone flow got me hooked on her. She is the only female artist in the list, but that doesn’t mean a thing. Born in Philadelphia, but made her debut in New York in 1996 with help from Gang Starr and The Roots for her classic hip hop album “Kollage”. Only in 2000 she made her second album, but this time without the help from Gang Starr. But she actually never disappeared from the scene, always into guest appearance even untill this day. She loves to work with other artists from the whole world, especially Japanese artists. But I have to say how it is, the only album I play of her is “Kollage”, that lovely monotone voice on those hardcore street boom bap will always keep my head banging… I never knew why she left Gang Starr Foundation, but something tells me they went seperate ways in friendship.

Jeru the Damaja
This one was probably the most successful ex-player of the Gang Starr Foundation, started rhyming on the streets of Brooklyn and was together with Group Home the artist who got Premier interested in. Made two albums with Preem with lyrics and flow nobody can forget. Got into beef with The Fugees and The Notorious B.I.G. and even the Gang Starr Foundation. Never knew why they really split, but it wasn’t with peace. I’ve heard it was for money issues and even for Premo fucking his sister, but I know he went very mad when Premier gave “Ten Crack Commandments” to Biggie instead to Jeru. Now he is touring with The Beatnuts and Lordz of the Underground in Europe (Yes, I was there).

Group Home
Is the only formation in the list, consists of Lil’ Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. Made only one album with DJ Premier in 1995. But surprise surprise, also this one is a classic (even when their rhyme abilities were questionable). They made a second album in 1999 with only one Premo production (the only reason he produced the joint was because Guru would rap on it). The reason they split is because they didn’t show respect or something. While Lil’ Dap made a lot of guests appearance, signed to Polish label and made last year his debut solo album, went Melachi the Nutcracker to jail. Now more then ten years later they’re preparing to make a come back…

Who we got here? Dayum, AFU-RA! He doesn’t need to come back to the foundation, he needs to come back to hip hop in general. But good news, he is coming back and yes, with Premo on the boards he said. And he is a loyal person, always had a Preem on his album. Don’t really know what to say further, always had mad respect for him…

Krumb Snatcha
A Boston MC who made legendary appearance on Gang Starr tracks such as “Put Up Or Shut Up” and “Make ‘Em Pay”. Has only made two solo tracks who are produced by DJ Premier, but always made strong appearances in general. Even I never heard it direct, I have the feeling he left the Foundation. His new album “Hidden Scriptures” won’t include a Premier track, but he didn’t forget Large Pro and Pete Rock. Release date is 28/04.