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Pictures of Khaleels “Hot Flames” Video shooting

DJ Premier Interview with ItsBongoBoy

How do you forget to squeeze your nose before doing an interview with the king in his castle?

The Game Wants AZ On His Premo Beat; Khaleel Shot The Video For His Debut Single

Here’s some small news around DJ Premier. It seems The Games has a big love for AZ. He told the world he grew up on Doe or Die album and he tweeted that he wants AZ on his DJ Premier track… He told the world we had to “sit back n WATCH me get it done”.

On another tip, Year Round Records artist is prepping up his debut album “Already!”. Mostly produced by DJ Premier, but also including producers like Showbiz & Marco Polo! Premo went last week to his home in Texas to take the time to visit his old school and shooting a video for the texas artist Khaleel. His debut single “Hot Flames” will have cameos of Bun B and his brothers in law’s trucks. Shot in Missouri City. “Already!” is scheduled to drop within 8 months already. Be on the look out!

Get Used To Us Vignette #1

PIC: Gang Starr Biggest Fan ??

Hamburg, Germany

WEDNESDAY CLASSICS: DJ Premier Live on Stretch & Bobitto show (12/21/1997)

DJ Premier – Live On Hot 97 (12/21/1997)

Surprise classic wednesday!! Special show to keep the Stretch & Bobitto mood here. DJ Premier filling in on the Stretch & Bobitto show. Hip hop finest show ever… This thursday midnight will be the last Stretch & Bobitto show EVER. No more after that. Reunion farewell show… Catch it as soon as possible on… It will be a classic show. Now enjoy this one. If anyone is down writing a tracklist, feel free. Shout out to Stretch.

DJ Premier Wants to Work With Drake & J. Cole, Believes They “Brought Lyricism Back”

DJ Premier may be from what young hip-hop listeners would now consider the “old school,” but he wouldn’t remain one of the most revered producers more than twenty years into his career if he didn’t know how to adapt to the culture’s evolving landscape. Preem’s revered ear is for more than samples; he’s got an ear for the new generation’s rising talent, as well. In a recent interview with the legendary hip-hop architect he revealed to that he hopes to work with rising stars J. Cole and Drake.

“I saw Drake at the Yankee Stadium [concert with Jay-Z and Eminem for their Home & Home Tour] and he [was] just like bowing and all that,” recalled the beatsmith. “I’m like, ‘Nah you ain’t gotta do that, man.’ And he’s like, ‘Dude, I wanna work with you.’ And I was like, ‘Dude, I wanna work with you.’”

As far as Premo is concerned, Drizzy has earned respect for his skills with the pen blackberry. “He brought lyricism back,” he said of the Toronto-native. “For a 22-year-old man, he brought lyricism back. When [Gang Starr’s] Step In The Arena came out, I was 22-years-old. And I just thought about it, I was like, Damn, I was a youngster. I wasn’t 30, 31. I was 22 and coming with heat. And that’s why I like that he’s bringing stuff back.

The Roc Nation MC is also on Preem’s radar. “J. Cole, I like that he’s bringing lyrics back,” he added.

Never hesitant to drop knowledge about hip-hop history, the innovator then added, “Everything doesn’t have to be super, over-lyrical, but we do pride ourselves on cats that can spit, because [rap music] was always a competition about who got the dopest rhymes.”

The hip-hop icon is currently gearing up for the release of DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records: Get Used To Us. The compilation, which features appearances by Styles P, Saigon, Royce Da 5′9″, Joell Ortiz, and Grand Puba, among others, is set to drop on December 7.


Grap Luva & Damu The Fudgemunk – 7 Minutes of Funk Video

I just had to post it, i just had to… too dope for my ears. Check 2:40, ode to DJ Premier. Boom Bap! Grap Luva also talks about one of my favorite beat. This clip is going to be a classic. Much love to JNOTA, Damu & Grap!!

DJ Premier on his visit with Nelson Mandela

DJ Premier Readies “Get Used To Us” Year Round Records Compilation

Joell Ortiz’ “Sing Like Bilal” as well as other Premo-produced joints from Bumpy Knuckles, Styles P, MC Eiht and Lady of Rage will appear on December 7th’s compilation.

Legendary Gang Starr producer DJ Premier has released several compilations through his 20-plus year career recording and releasing Hip Hop music. The Texas-born New York transplant released 1997’s NY Reality Check, a mix release presented by Haze. Additionally, Premier’s respected mixing abilities were the cause for 2005’s Kings of Hip Hop joint-release with Mr. Thing on the BBE/Rapster label, where the icon cut several Soul and Funk classics, alongside Hip Hop.

Now releasing music with his own Year Round Records imprint, Premier has announced Get Used To Us, due December 7. The label compilation is confirmed to feature Year Round artists Blaq Poet, Nick Javas and NYG’z, as well as longtime collaborators Freddie Foxxx (a/k/a Bumpy Knuckles), Royce Da 5’9″ and Lady of Rage. Also appearing are MC Eiht, Teflon, Grand Puba, Styles P, Saigon, Joell Ortiz and others.

Including the Joell Ortiz track “Sing Like Bilal” , the tracklisting, reportedly not in order, is as follows:

Nick Javas – Opportunity Knocks (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Nick Javas – Not A Game (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Khaleel – Hot Flames (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Khaleel – Rappin’ Exercise (Feat. Panchi) (Prod. by Showbiz) (Cuts by DJ Premier)
NYGz – Policy (Prod. by DJ Premier)
NYGz – Ya Dayz R #’d (Remix) (Feat. Bumpy Knuckles, Lady Of Rage & Royce Da 5’9″) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Teflon – Married 2 Tha Game (Feat. Styles P) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Teflon – Lifetime Membership (Feat. Saigon & Papoose) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Blaq Poet – Bang This (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Blaq Poet – Ain’t Nuttin’ Changed (Queensbridge to California Remix) (Feat. MC Eiht & Young Maylay) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Dynasty – Epic Dynasty (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Young Maylay – Temptation (Prod. by DJ Premier)
KRS-One – 5% (Feat. Grand Puba) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
MC Eiht – Fine By Me (Produced by Brinks)
Joell Ortiz – Sing Like Bilal (Version 3) (Prod. by DJ Premier)
Nick Javas – Warning Track (DJ Premier Remix)

Source & LFHQblog.

We first heard of that Tef x Saigon x Papoose track early 2008. I’m a big Teflon fan…