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Jay Electronica Working With DJ Premier

Following his free performance at Red Hook Park this past Tuesday (June 1), Jay Electronica took a few minutes to speak with about what he’s been working on. Although the New Orleans native has no release date in sight for his upcoming project, he did shed some light on who he’s been in the studio with and what’s on the horizon musically.

It seems like hip-hop’s hottest producers from the genre’s past and future are lining up to work with the “Exhibit C” phenom. “Different people,” he told, in regards to who would lend their hand to him on the release. “Just Blaze, Preemo, beats from Justice L.E.A.G.U.E., DJ Khalil… Swizz Beatz.”

He also said that there would be occasions where a producer was in the studio with him, but not necessarily the one behind the particular track he’d be laying. “Sometimes, you maybe see a producer that you like his music, and you may not want something from him, but maybe you want him to oversee a certain part of the project,” he continued.

This week’s Brooklyn show was the first in New York City’s SummerStage series that features various artists from many genres throughout the upcoming months. Jay has some upcoming performances scheduled alongside 50 Cent, but he said he’ll wait a little while before a full on tour. “Right now, we just trying to get back in the lab to finish up some projects. When I start touring again, I wanna tour on the heels of a release.”


DJ Premier, Just Blaze & more confirmed for “Def Jam Rapstar”

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | NEW YORK June 3, 2010 – Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. and Autumn Games are pleased to announce the release date for Def Jam Rapstar, the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience. Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive, Def Jam Rapstar will be available in North America on October 5, 2010 and in Europe the week of November 2, 2010 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii. The Def Jam Rapstar bundle will include software and one wired microphone and will retail in North America for $69.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 and for $59.99 on Wii.  Details on European pricing and bundle information will be forthcoming.

In addition, Def Jam Rapstar is proud to reveal the next seven songs featured in the game, including Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”, Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean”, Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day” and more. Def Jam Rapstar is also excited to announce DJ Premier and Just Blaze as the first confirmed producers who will be providing exclusive instrumental beats for Def Jam Rapstar’s Freestyle Mode, which allows the aspiring emcee a chance to deliver their own original rhymes over never before heard tracks by some of today’s hottest producers.

Biz Markie Just A Friend
Drake Best I Ever Had
Ice Cube It Was A Good Day
Outkast So Fresh, So Clean
Pete Rock and CL Smooth They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Redman and Method Man Da Rockwilder
Salt-N-Pepa Push It

DJ Premier JJ’s Beat
Just Blaze On the One

The ultimate emcee experience for video game consoles, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop, you and your social networks. With more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs available at release, including region specific music for the UK and Europe, Def Jam Rapstar allows you to be the star: by rhyming, using your console camera, and uploading your video to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at Def Jam Rapstar also offers you the ability to freestyle over tracks by some of the hottest hip hop producers and upload your freestyle performances for the world to decide how good you really are.

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