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Again a big shout out to everybody who supported this blog, even the haters kept on visiting!! You are the reason I keep on posting, the power of DJ Premier’s music is once again proven on the internet, that’s for sure. And I’m a very proud to say I could be a part of that, to promote Premo in every way I can is an honor!

What a co-incident I can celebrate the 500 000th visitor with a completely new site. This wasn’t planned lol. I hope most of you like it, I did my best and worked hard over this weekend! Now up to the 1 000 000th visitor haha!! Damn, half a million in 1,5 year this blog exist? I don’t know much about internet sites, but for me it’s more than enough, never thought this could happen!! And a big shout out to Christopher Martin aka DJ Premier hehe.

Here you have the statistics from 27th of november 2008 (start of this blog) till 27th of march 2010 (end of blogspot). Interesting for the persons who want to put an add on this blog and want an idea. Mail me for more details.

Lets get back to the program…

Before I forget, big up to T.R.C. aka Treckone from for the very dope header!! Peace to Slovakia.

VINTAGE: Forbidden Fruit Demo Single 1993 (Prod. by Vada Nobles)

Among the random stuff I got to review when I was in high school was a cassette single by a crew named Forbidden Fruit. They were on the no-name “Big Boss Records” (located at 202 St. Nicholas Ave in New York, now the home of 21st Century Urology, which is probably not a hip-hop label) and the cassette single was so cheap that the O-card was literally scotch-taped together. Forbidden Fruit was a two-man crew that bore a striking resemblance, in terms of sound, to Naughty By Nature. It was 1993, so it’s got the piano-heavy production and Treach Lite-like flows. Obvious NBN derivation aside, I really like these tracks. The horns that drop in on “Keep It In Mind” sound awkward and out of place, but how can you not love that Tony D-style piano loop. Production is credited to Vada Nobles (who co-produced Lauryn Hill’s solo album) and Forbidden Fruit.

I haven’t seen this one floating around anywhere else, so I’m guessing this particular single is pretty rare. Both vocals and instrumentals are included from the original cassette single.

I can’t repeat how much I love those old things that still surface the internet. But no words are spend on the fact if they’re actually Fabidden Fruit of Mike Rone & H. Stax?? But I think so, the name, the city, the amount of persons in the group, … Can’t be no one else, can it??

Ok, they don’t look like each other, so who are they? Nonetheless, I post what I like. Lets go further to the real F.A.B.I.D. I heard Fabidden Fruit for the first time when they were on Guru‘s Ill Kid label in 1995, later they rhymed over a couple of DJ Premier beats before they were preparing their debut album that should came out last year… I’m still waiting… Remember that unreleased Premo track “Get It In”, damn! Now enjoy this dope demo single from 1993 before the cassette snaps from a different Fabidden Fruit?! Sorry if you already got it.

Forbidden Fruit – Keep It In Mind (Tape) (1993)

Props to Normal Bias who ripped it last year!

DJ Premier On Upcoming Busta Rhymes Album “The Chemo″

More more more news, after Busta Rhymes featured on a joint for the upcoming NYGz album “Hustla’s Union” did DJ Premier produce one for his upcoming album “The Chemo”. Damn, 2K10! In other words, Premo’s dream to work with Busta Rhymes comes true. Current release date for Bussa Buss upcoming album is July 4th, but you can expect a delay for sure! Rumours also tells us P. Diddy wants DJ Premier on his upcoming album. Come again?!