DJ Premier Blog » 2009 » November

DJ Premier Blog TV is a Fact !!!

After one week trying to set something up it’s finally here, the DJ Premier Blog TV! Streaming 24/7 all the clips that are produced by DJ Premier in 20 years of career! Almost 70 videos! Of course you can wonder why you need that if you already heard and saw everything thanks to youtube (that didn’t existed when I started to collect videos, and thank to having all the Yo! MTV Raps shows) , well, even I use it. 1) When you are on another computer without your music you can still stream DJ Premier, yeaaaah. 2) It’s also very handy for newer guys who wanted to get into DJ Premier. First you had my trackology, now you have the television. And I want to do more… Like for Europe, I’m going to try to rebroadcast LiveFromHQ at our time (after massive requests)! It should take place every Wednesday at 8pm GMT+1, starting next week (when Premo is back home). I’m going to evaluate the streaming and see where I’m going at, because I have more rare DJ Premier clips and shows and that I want to share. Their is one downside, all this is free for my fans but you know nothing is free without restrictions. I can’t have more then 50 visitors at one time, I’m trying to get it solved but I can’t guarantee a thing. Their are also ideas too change a little here and there next year with this site, but nothing I do is with a rush so keep on chilling! Now let me hear what you think by simply clicking on the power button or going to the DJ Premier Blog TV page here:

LiveFromHQ Playlist 13/11/2009

Filled in by DJ Eclipse!


  1. Rakim – Dedicated (Prod. by Nick Wiz)
  2. Jared Evan – Feeling Like A Song (Prod. by Illmind)
  3. Nutso – Queens Talk (Prod. by DJ Wonder) (Cuts by DJ Iron)
  4. 50 Cent – The Invitation (Prod. by Ty Fyffe)
  5. Sha Stimuli – Move Back (Feat. Freeway & Young Chris) (Prod. by Just Blaze)
  6. Freeway – Last 2 (Feat. Young Chris & Beanie Sigel) (Prod. by 9th Wonder)
  7. Scram Jones – 40 Bar Flashback (Prod. by Scram)
  8. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Stretch & Bobbito WKCR Freestyle 1/28/93
  9. Kurious – Back With VIC (Prod. by VIC) (Cuts by DP-One)
  10. Sadat X & A.G. – In Da Jungle (Prod. by Diamond D)
  11. Fashawn – Breath (Prod. by Exile)
  12. Diamond District – Streets Won’t Let Me Chill (Prod. by Oddisee)
  13. King Magnetic & Reef The Lost Cauze – Hit ‘Em Up (Prod. by Astronpte) (Cuts by DJ Kwestion)
  14. NYGz – Ready? (Prod. & Cuts by DJ Premier)
  15. Obie Trice – Got Hungry (Prod. by MoSS) (Cuts by DJ Grouch)
  16. Canibus & Keith Murray – Stop Frontin’ (Prod. by Eric Sermon)
  17. Sha Stimuli – I Believe (Feat. Lydia Caesar) (Prod. by Focus)
  18. Naps N Dreds – Bully! (Feat. Kool G Rap) (Prod. by Illmind)
  19. Goblin – Green Lights (Prod. by Psycho Les)
  20. Pete Rock – Rapper’s Jail (Feat. E-Villz) (Prod. by Pete Rock)
  21. Rakim – Still In Love (Prod. by Nick Wiz)
  22. Armageddon – It’s Over (Prod. & Cuts by DJ Mike Mic)
  23. Blakroc – Stay Off The Fuckin’ Flowers (Feat. Raekwon) (Prod. by The Black Keys)

Guests: Lord Finesse & The Beatnuts

The Game wants a Premo beat NOW

I thought they already went into the studio, The Game once said it on his famous Twitter. Well, according to The Game DJ Premier is mad busy with everything. Thanks to HipHopDX for this question:

DX: Along with that, I interviewed DJ Premier in late 2005. He told me he was a big fan of yours, but that he’d also offered you some advice early in your career. As you talk about producers, you’ve worked with a lot of veterans – Buckwild, DJ Toomp, DJ Quik – and certainly Dre. That being said, as you talk about rededication of your love for Hip Hop, will there ever be a day when we hear Game on a Premo track?

Game: That’s crazy that you say that, ’cause I been tryin’ to fuckin’ record with Premier this whole album, but he been doin’ this Christina Aguilera shit – not to say “shit” like it’s wack, or she’s wack. She’s great; I respect her and her craft. But man! God damn! If I can get with Premier I know I can make one of the best songs of my fuckin’ life. Because that’s Premier, and I’m Game. I just respect and love his work so much, and I feel like I can do what Nas did to Premier beats. I want a fuckin’ Premier beat, but he won’t send one. He wants to make one with me present, but I can’t track him down. This dude is busy. It’s like, “I know you Premier and shit, but I’m Game. I need a fuckin’ beat.”

It’s the same thing I had to do to Pharrell. Pharrell got two tracks on R.E.D. For three fuckin’ albums, I’ve been chasin’ Pharrell down. He’s been busy, I’ve been busy, but I finally got in with Pharrell. Now Pharrell understands. He’s like, “Damn. Workin’ with Game is crazy. This guy’s work ethic is crazy and he dope.” Now, me and Pharrell are goin’ for the next three days, starting tomorrow. If you know Pharrell, you know he just gonna keep recordin’ and recordin’ and producin’ on you. So me and Pharrell hit it off the first time we went in, now we goin’ in again.

Premier, man. If you talk to him, man, I need a fuckin’ Premier beat. It’s almost frustrating, ’cause I know he gonna make me something crazy, and I know I’ma body that mothafucka. I just need it. I need it. Put that shit in bold print. [Laughing]

Source: HipHopDX

UPDATE: It should happen before Christmas:

Dubcnn: You also linked with DJ Premier on this album.

Game: Nah, I ain’t get with Premier, I’m supposed to be gettin’ with Premiere before Christmas, I hope that happens. Premier is one of my favorite classic OG producers that’s still potent in hip-hop today. I just can’t wait to get in with Premier because I think we can make some classics.

Exclusive interview with Top (of ICP)

Y’all probably wondering who Top is, and why he get interviewed by me? Simple, he was the member of the group ICP (where also DJ Premier was a member of before Gang Starr started in NY). You will find out more in this short but interesting interview I took with him for DJ Premier Blog. He’s a very friendly man.

– Could you tell us something more about your background with DJ Premier?
Preem and I met in College…started DJing a lot of frat and Sorority parties together…we both DJ, but he couldn’t even cut when we met, he could only mix. I showed him a little something on the scratching… but just a little.. he took it upon himself to study other DJ’s scratching and got his shit tight. I was DJing but really focusing on being an MC… so during parties he’d mix and I’d keep the crowd hype… once the party was in full swing we’d go in on a few routines we had… I’d rock rhymes and he’d cut hooks and keep the beat knockin’…We were killing it all over the Texas college circuit and decided to take it to the next level.

– You told me some hooks and some lines on Gang Starr’s first album are from you and Premiers demo send to Wild Pitch, could you explain that?
The original Gang Starr was Guru, Smitty, Damo D, and DJ One Two Be Down… they had a fall out at the time we (Preem and I) got to Wild Pitch and the rest of the original members came back to Boston. The label had invested in the Gang Starr project and Guru stayed in New York and needed to get the album done… Since he didn’t have a DJ the label asked Preem to step in… since our demo was blaze and heads were on a time schedule cats went with what was available… Guru was fam and that album was completed in 2 weeks…

– Who of the members were on the demo tape?
Just me and Preem… I wrote every line and came up with every hook

– The beats that DJ Premier did on the demo, were they different than those on the No More Mr. Nice Guy album?
Yeah, we were broke… Preem was spinning breaks back and forth for 4 minutes on our 4 track… another track we’d use for the cuts and the last two for vocals and adds… 45 King did a lot of work on the No More Mr Nice Guy album.

– What was the reason you didn’t become a Gang Starr member?
No, Preem and I moved to NY together with other ICP members. I wasn’t in Gang Starr because my Crew was ICP (Inner Circle Posse) that’s what I was representing… that was MY shit… Gang Starr was Guru’s… I didn’t go to New York to sign a deal for someone else’s crew… I went there to sign MY crew.

– You said DJ Premier still has those demos, any chance it will ever see the daylight?
LOL… probably not… that shit is old… I will say our shit was HOT for the time period… Maybe one day when Preem is feeling nostalgic we’ll get together and drop a quick EP.

– In an old interview with Premo told us that the crew ICP had other members like Sugar Pop and Styly-T, what happened to them?
Man, there were more than Just Suge and Stylee in ICP… There was Biggas Gord (who is the only member still working with Preem), El Cazel, Ray Rock, HL Rock the dancer from the early videos and our man Chase… Suge is in Dallas TX doing his thing, as well as, Stylee… but I don’t know what Stylee is up to really, he did some fed time for some bullshit but he’s out now, we kinda lost touch he and I but I talk to Suge all the time… Gord works for Preem’s label Year Round… HL Rock is still in NY in the fashion industry, we still holla on a reg. Ray Rock is working for the NY school department and we still holla here and there… El Cazel is a family man now and holding it down, while Chase is who knows where, last I heard he had mad kids and was doing the family thing as well…. We were all fam back then… I was the only real MC in the crew, not that Suge and Cazel didn’t grab the mic from time to time, but I was the main event on the mic… when we went to NY, Preem and I were trying to get the deal.

– Now more than 20 years later, what have you been up to? Are you still rhyming?
I can still eat a flow if need be but that’s not my real focus anymore… I’m more into production now and may get into some management at some point, so I can show some of these new heads how NOT to get fucked…. I also do a weekly internet underground hip hop mix show every week called SOUPKITCHEN EXCLUSIVES which you can hear at my blog page as well as on a couple of internet radio sites, SWURVRADIO.COM and FLAVOURRADIO.COM but if you want to download the show you have to go to the blog page… Getting a lot of action on the mix show, trying to get into the satellite radio thing… In all honesty, I thought Preem and I would hook back up at some point… I’m not bitter or anything like that I still love my dude, but I expected that after all the shit we had gone through he would open a door for me at some point, it’s just human nature to expect some gratitude from those you’ve elevated along the way, but that hasn’t happened… Heads are always too busy. But I’m a firm believer of remembering how you got there and who you came with… Don’t get me wrong, I did some things along the way that caused my music career to take some detours, but when I got back on my bullshit I expected a little boost from my dude… it’s all good, you live and learn… hopefully one day we’ll meet again at the TOP, no pun intended!

– Here’s my last question, what are your top 3 producers in hip-hop?
As far as my top 3 producers in Hip Hop I love me number 1 of course… but to be honest there are way too many nice producers in the game…. I mean, I like Endemik, Jake One, True Master, Snowgoons, Blue Sky Black Death and a gang of other obscure cats out there grinding… I’ve got some young protégé’s Avi & Reez who are just sick with it… Really when you look at what’s out there commercially, many of the so called “big named” producers… man, many of them have hit their ceiling, meaning that most of their shit sounds the same… You hear one Timbaland beat, you’ve heard ‘em all yah mean… or you got all these new corn ball, skinny jean wearing, fruity loop producers… who can play 3 keys and get a deal… LMAO, the game is fucked nowadays… I’m still a huge Primo fan of course… my dude stays consistent… but I like me… My cousin Jaysaun of Special Teamz has a project out now with DJ Revolution called Game of Breath… I did a joint that Rev remixed called One, Two… But Jay’s using my original production of the song for the video, my shit is more street which really reflects the lyrics, so be on the look!


I would like to thank Top for his time and honest opinion. It was a great time talking to him. Peace to everybody. Maybe one day… one day, we will hear those demos!

DJ Premier & Pete Rock, Dec 12 @ Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

The True School Corporation in conjunction with IWWMG/Jamla/The Academy Present:
A salute to Pete Rock & DJ Premier featuring: Skyzoo, Tyler Woods, Big Remo, Kaze, Thee Tom Hardy, Rapsody, Actual Proof, Cesar Comanche, Edgar Allan Floe, The Presidents, Jozeemo, & K. Hill
Music provided by Family Dollar Band.
Plus special appearances from Pete Rock and DJ Premier.
After party featuring 9th Wonder.

That’s all folks! No more samples!

I have to inform all of you that their won’t be any more new founded samples posted on this blog. Due to request by the man himself who off course also visits this site. Preems manager mailed me about the danger of posting samples. Some samples I posted seem to be not cleared. Even when I’m still asking myself the question about the threat of sample posts on this blog if you know that 2,500 hits a day is much for my site. When you have great sites like who has 20,000 hits a day and posting more samples (of Premo) then I can post in a year. Plus they posting full mixtapes of DJ Premier that I use to pay for. And yet, they manage to interview DJ Premier… It’s time that I request my Premo interview lol. And big up to Kevin Nottingham who still does he thing. And respect to DJ Premier, or else I wouldn’t delete the sample posts. Respect the master… So no more samples here. Another thing to the “real diggers”, I’m glad you have your office job at the government to earn a lot of bucks where you can dig all day with. All my money still goes to 90s hip-hop and it’s expensive enough, so stop whining about it. All you whiners are older then me… says enough. Thanks for the support to all the people who visit my site and give me feedback!! And to DJ Premier, if you read my sample posts, you knew it wasn’t to snitch you. It was just a random other post to show the crazyness in you, but I know you don’t need that to be told over and over.


Bekay – Hunger Pains (Instrumentals) FULL DOWNLOAD

Exclusively limited on DJ Premier Blog for everybody. In association with Coalmine Records. Absolutely free and limited to 5 days. We present to you the instrumental album of Bekay latest project, “Hunger Pains“. Instrumentals of hip hop famous beatmakers like The Alchemist, DJ Babu, Marco Polo, Illmind & J.R. Rotem. And watch out for upcoming beatmaker all way from Germany, Shuko! Hear first before you cop, that’s what we talking about. If you like it, support the indie label! The album features guests like Masta Ace, R.A. The Rugged Man, DJ Revolution, Heltah Skeltah, Wordsworth, Saigon, Inspectah Deck and Dilated Peoples!! Only real hip-hop will last forever…


01. Intro (Prod. by The Returners)
02. I Am (Feat. DJ Revolution) (Prod. by The Alchemist)
03. Pipe Dreams (Feat. R.A. The Rugged Man) (Prod. by Marco Polo)
04. Bloodsport (Prod. by Shuko)
05. Young (Prod. by Shuko)
06. Rapstar (Hunger Pains) (Prod. by Alkota)
07. Crazy (Feat. Heltah Skeltah) (Prod. by Illmind)
08. Brooklyn Bridge Feat. Masta Ace) (Prod. by DJ Babu)
09. That’s Brooklyn (Skit)
10. Skemers (Feat. Wordsworth) (Prod. by Shuko)
11. Realest That Run It (Prod. by Contagious)
12. Pops (Prod. by BeanOne)
13. The Raw (Feat. Saigon & Inspectah Deck) (Prod. by Street Orchestra)
14. Visions (Prod. by J.R. Rotem)
15. I Am (Remix) (Feat. Dilated Peoples) (Prod. by The Alchemist)

DONWLOAD: Bekay – Hunger Pains (Instrumentals)

If you don’t like don’t cop it, if you like it, support it:


Thank you for reading, and keep in mind, limited ’till friday!!

Cormega – Dirty Game (Remix) (Feat. Prodigy & Styles P)

Finally…First we had that LiveFromHQ rip (props to Johansword) and after almost two years I got my hands on the No DJ version!! The remix is featuring Prodigy & Styles P, but also Cormega has new verses (which are hot!). The beat remains the same, but I get never tired of this one!! And what’s wrong with all these posts on two days? Ah well, I love it, enjoy:

Cormega – Dirty Game (Remix) (Feat. Prodigy & Styles P)

Bekay – Hunger Pains (Coalmine Records)

Wassup everybody!! Like I did a several times, I want to help more friends with this blog (that has more visitors than expected / wanted). I promise you, I listen to a lot of hip-hop but this album got me into discussion with my friends and they all co-signed, one of the best this year. I said that a couple of times this year, actually, exact a couple of times, so in my opinion it’s the 3rd best album of the year. You heard it right people!! I’ll help you all to get into it, lets go!! Three tracks were produced by Shuko (from Germany, worked with OC, Big Noyd and more), and he is totally Preemish if you know what I mean. Bekay‘s latest video clip is produced by him named “Bloodsport“, check this first one out:

I promise you, all his beats sounds like bangers!! The album is featured with respected artists like Masta Ace, DJ Revolution, R.A. The Rugged Man, Heltah Skeltah, Wordsworth, Saigon and even Inspectah Deck!! You can tell Bekay really worked hard to get the co sign of follow artists, but also respected producers gave him credit, beatmakers like Alchemist, DJ Babu, J.R. Rotem and Marco Polo!! The Masta Ace track was actually the first single of his album and was already in heavy rotation on real rough hip-hop channels (like Preems channel), go check it out:

Still not convinced? Now it’s my time, I’m going to pick the realest track of the album, the dopest Marco Polo track of this year! Judge yourself, featuring R.A. The Rugged Man:

Bekay – Pipe Dreams (Feat. R.A. The Rugged Man) (Prod. by Marco Polo)

Bekay – Pipe Dreams (Feat. R.A. The Rugged Man) (Prod. by Marco Polo) (Instrumental)

And yes, I added co signing of DJ Premier himself to the track, the evidence is there. But don’t worry, the track itself is CDQ.

Now I know a lot of my visitors that are reading this have this feeling, “I already know this artists, I already supported the guy” (like me). But when you know some history facts of him you will say “That’s wassup”. He doesn’t fuck with the major, he doesn’t fuck with the commercial shit, why? Born and raised in Brooklyn he started to rhyme very young. Follow friend Brooklyn star Ol’ Dirty Bastard (R.I.P.) recorded one of his last rhymes on a single of Bekay named “Where Brooklyn At?“, one week before they were going to shoot the clip he passed away. So the label T.S.O.B. Records forwarded they still wanted to do the clip because there eyes were turning green, you feel me? Why not profit from his death like they always do. Bekay didn’t fucked with that and leaved the label. Now signed to indie label Coalmine Records they are starting to make something complete. With great visions and a lot of mutual respect to the hip-hop community. That’s the main reason I’m writing this, respect needed to be deserved. Money is second, it’s necessary to survive, but second. And like DJ Premier said, wack is wack and dope is dope, underground will live for ever baby! I would like to thank everybody for reading, I mean EVERYBODY!! Support this my friends, try to show your genre love, you can buy it here:





01 Bekay – Intro (Prod. The Returners)
02 Bekay ft. Dj Revolution – I Am (Prod. The Alchemist)
03 Bekay ft. R.A. The Rugged Man – Pipe Dreams (Prod. Marco Polo)
04 Bekay – Bloodsport (Prod. Shuko)
05 Bekay – Young (Prod. Shuko)
06 Bekay – Rapstar (Hunger Pains) (Prod. Alkota & Unknown)
07 Bekay ft. Heltah Skeltah – Crazy (Prod. Illmind)
08 Bekay ft. Masta Ace – Brooklyn Bridge (Prod. Dj Babu)
09 Bekay – That’s Brooklyn (Skit)
10 Bekay ft. Wordsworth – Skemers (Prod. Shuko)
11 Bekay – Realest That Run It (Prod. Contagious)
12 Bekay – Pops (Prod. Beanone)
13 Bekay ft. Saigon, Inspectah Deck – The Raw (Prod. Street Orchestra)
14 Bekay – Visions (Prod. Jonathan Rotem)
15 Bekay ft. Dilated Peoples – I Am (Remix) (Prod. The Alchemist)

Coalmine Records and Bekay worked hard on this product and have a lot of goodies for us, and present to us an offer that was never done before, they want everybody to get the real deal to hear it for them selfs. Listen up closely, from Monday till Friday night next week you will get the INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM as a free download here!! Yeah, you hear it. Exclusively on this blog, the instrumental album of Bekay for free! Don’t forget next week people, it will be off this blog on next Friday 11:59 pm. And here you find images and wallpapers of the album, holla!!


Coalmine Records
Bekay on Twitter
Bekay on MySpace

Interview with Bekay in HipHopDX

Questions can be asked in the comments!

NYGz – Ready?

DJ Premier talked about this record before, it was the beat that 50 Cent rejected but then suddenly used as a loop due to fans request called “Shut Ur Bloodclot Mouth“. When 50 Cent rejected the beat Preem gave it to NYGz for their upcoming album. Now we have the full version of the track and it’s fiiiiiiiire. Lol, you could use 50 cent part and add it on the track, then you have NYGz featuring 50 Cent, yeaaaaaaaaah!! I should do PR. And do you remember me saying it would be dope to have a track with the full Year Round Records roster (I wroted it in the comments)? Well, that track is in the making and is going to be released on “Hustler’s Union: Local NYG” (Yeah, album title changed, not “Pros N Cons” anymore), and each artist will have a different beat yaya! Even Shabeeno and Panchi! Enjoy now the CDQ for your stereo:

NYGz – Ready?

Props to