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VINTAGE: Big Shug – Treat U Better

Recently found this on my hard disc, so why not uploading it again! Pimpin’ Big Shug on his first single. Also own this one! Tell me, who has already seen this? Except wiktor and krudanze!

Street Struck: The Big L Story

Big L was the best, we need this. Spread the word!! Heads up to!!!

DJ Premier Reacts On DJ AM Death; He Spoke With DJ AM Less Then 24h Before His Death!! Crazy..

Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American club disc jockey better known as DJ AM. Goldstein was a former member of the rock band Crazy Town, and scratched on albums for Papa Roach, Madonna, and Will Smith, among others. He collaborated with Travis Barker of Blink-182 at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and has appeared in several television series.

On September 19, 2008, Goldstein was seriously injured when a Learjet he was traveling in crashed on takeoff. Singer Mandy Moore, with whom he was close, flew to be by his side at the Georgia hospital where he was staying.

Goldstein was found dead at his New York City apartment at around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2009.

Here you have Preems reaction on the death of a good friend who he spoke with two days ago, wtf?!:

DJ Premier Reacts On DJ AM Death (Recorded on 28/08/2009 10pm EST)


Rare DJ Premier Radio Appearances ’98

As a fan of hip hop I have listened to many DJ Premier productions and seen some of his interviews, from reviewing both I think the voice and feel of the music he makes matches the beliefs he stands by in spoken word. His work is inspirational in the importance of discovering and embracing underground hip hop first, because it’s where the true essence of the music, talent and artform is born from. Part of the legacy of Gangstarr to me is their career example of how to stand by your beliefs in life and build upon them towards your own success and freedom of voice, no matter what obstacle or odds may exist that threaten to knock you off your path. I imagine it was no easy process to release consecutive classics on commercial labels the way they did, with albums speaking in rebellion against record companies and the corporate machine that threatens hip hop culture.

Premier has and continues to release gems independently, also bless the radio airwaves with quality material, here are a few I’ve listened to recently. This first one was a visit by him up at Stretch & Bobbito’s show a few months before Moment of Truth was released, Premier was filling in for Stretch on this episode. I remember ’98 as a period of great production output by Premier and a time when independent hip hop releases and artist careers were emerging against the mainstream hip hop machine. I still go back and find songs from this era I like from many unheard-of artists.

Killah Priest stops by to promote his Heavy Mental album and kicks some rhymes for Bobbito, Premier runs through some quality underground hip hop cuts of ’98, such as Neek The Exotic’s “Exotic is Raw”, Tame One and Fatal Hussein’s “Everyday”, N.O.T.S. Click featuring Big L “Work Is Never Done” and a world premiere of “New York Straight Talk”. If you manage to find radio sets by Premier or Pete Rock from this period online, expect to hear quality material spun by them every time.

DJ Premier with Killah Priest on Hot97 (1998):

DJ Premier with Just-Ice and Mike G on CMFamalam Show (1998):

Source: cratesofjr

ThisIs50 Sits Down With Blaq Poet & DJ Premier

DJ Premier on Live Stream Sept. 5th

Sputnik, the Brooklyn based eatery and nightclub, announced through its events department that it will host an entire weekend of live music and entertainment over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The event, billed as “A Labor Day Weekend Explosion,” will consist of two live music shows at the venue, with the first taking place on Friday, September 4th 2009. Among the artists scheduled to appear are (Rapper/Actress) MC Lyte on Friday, and (Rapper) Talib Kweli on the second night, Saturday, September 5th 2009.

Sputnik ( was started by a group of friends in 2003, and recently called “a haven for independent musicians and artists of all types since opening its doors…” by an online reviewer at

“We know that people typically bolt out of town during the Labor Day Weekend. But we also know, especially given the state of the economy, that many will be stuck in town looking for something to do. We’re excited to be able give music fans affordable options for a live show during the holiday weekend,” said event organizer, Vic Black. Other notable talent confirmed to appear includes Hip-hop pioneer Deejay, DJ Premier (GangStarr), and Chicago native, DJ Reborn (MTV/Studio Museum in Harlem).

Advance tickets for the shows are on sale now at for eighteen dollars ($18), and at Sputnik, located at 262 Taaffe Place, Brooklyn NY 11205. The event also marks the first time organizers will team up with Internet partner LumeeFly Inc, a new media company focused on bringing you the “I Was There Concert Experience Online.” The concert featuring Talib Kweli and DJ Premier on Saturday, September 5th will be broadcast live over the Internet and available to a worldwide audience online. For more information on Lumeefly online concerts visit

Source: thehiphopcosign

VINTAGE: Too $hort – In The Trunk (Glove Compartment Remix)

Never saw the clip before, glad I own the original 12inch.

M.O.P. The Foundation Sampler

“We got Statik Selektah. We got me, I’m doing some production. We got DR Period. We also got DJ Premier.” Of Premier, he added that it was a wonderful experience to link back up with the fellow New York vet. “It’s beautiful, man. We tried to get some more from him but we didn’t have time.”

Here you have the full snippets, listen yourself:

M.O.P. – The Foundation Album Sampler

and in the post under this one you can find “I’m A Brownsvillian” full! Exclusive exclusive, yeah yeah, exclusive my ass!

LiveFromHQ Playlist 14/08/2009


  1. M.O.P. – Brownsvillian (Prod. by Nottz)
  2. Fabolous – I Miss My Love
  3. Slaughterhouse – Onslaught (Feat. Fat Man Scoop)
  4. Dynasty – Femcee
  5. Focus – Tribute To DJ Premier (Feat. Royce 5’9″, Phonte & Stat Quo)
  6. Shawn Jackson – Talk To Me
  7. Grand Puba – Get That Money
  8. Marco Polo & Torae – Wordplay
  9. Blaq Poet – Rap Addiction (Feat. Shabeeno & Lil Fame)
  10. Eminem – The Warning
  11. Slaughterhouse – Pray
  12. DJ Quik & Kurupt – 9x Outta 10
  13. Havoc – Fly With Me
  14. Rob Quest – Wind Blows
  15. DJ Deadeye – Blood Brothers (Feat. ST. Da Squad)
  16. Cormega – Megaphiosophy
  17. Focus – Tribute To Dilla (Feat. Frank Nitti, Illa J, Baatin & T3)
  18. Grand Puba – Hunny

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Deams – The Legacy Intro (Feat. DJ Premier)

Deams is coming with an EP, and every real hip hop head will know it!! Now as I look to the poll I see a lot of people are between 20-25 years so I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t know Deams immediately. But most of you don’t need the introduction like always hehe. Deams is the first international artist of the Gang Starr Foundation, born and raised in The Netherlands he released a single with his friend Allstar Fresh (who is a very famous DJ over here).

Later he moved to New York city and become Netherlands first MCs in the New York hip hop scene, lived in the same house as DJ Premier, Guru and Jeru the Damaja when they were all making their debut… He got into Zulu Nation thanks to Afrika Bambaata himself and in the Gang Starr Foundation where he got one single, produced by Guru. The single is still considered as an underground classic, the 12inch is still growing in price! For those who wanna know why we didn’t heard more about Deams at that time was because he had to move back to The Netherlands due to difficulties with his green card.

(This is the remix version which isn’t produced by Guru, the woman in the limo is former porn star Heather Hunter)

Now more then ten years later Deams is finally having his debut EP “The Legacy“, you could say he almost did the same struggle as Percee P in a way. The EP has featurings like Jeru the Damaja, Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, De La Soul and even more. He even got a beat by DJ Premier for his intro, who can say he has a intro by Premo with Preems voice and scratches on it? Man, this shit is going to be crazy. Specially for Europe! Support this shit, if you are going to buy the new Jay-Z album then you need to cop this album too haha. Judge yourself! Enough talk, I would like to thank Deams himself to give me the opportunity to exclusively release this Premo beat on my blog, big up!! Enjoy the fire yourself:

Deams – The Legacy Intro (Feat. DJ Premier) (Prod. by DJ Premier)

You can hear the first single with Big Daddy Kane here. The single will be released on a limited colored 12inch vinyl for the real heads. For more info go to or go follow him on twitter: . You can always ask him questions, he’s a very friendly guy.