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DJ Premier Says Drake Reached Out For Sophomore Album

With Drake recently announcing that his R&B mixtape, It’s Never Enough, has been put on hold, it seems as if his rap calling is getting the best of him.

Apparently, one of the pioneering producers of New York City’s early ’90s hip-hop sound may have played a part in Drizzy’s desire to focus on his rhymes.

“I met Drake at the Jay-Z and Eminem concert at Yankee Stadium. A good friend of mine does some charity work for Derek Jeter and was also working with Drake,” DJ Premier tells VIBE on the first time he was introduced to the rapper.  “He told me Drake wanted to come say “what’s” up real quick before he got on the stage with Jay.”

Premier describes his first encounter with hip-hop’s rookie of the year as a humble and genuine experience. Much like producer extraordinaire Pharrell, Drake felt the need to actually bow down and pay his respect to the hip-hop legend.

The two ended up connecting on a personal level and watched the rest of Jay and Eminem’s monumental show in the same suite. After breaking the ice, Drake nonchalantly requested for Preemo’s services on his forthcoming sophomore set.

“He said ‘Yo next album I want to do some stuff [with you]’ and that’s pretty much the end of it.” DJ Premier continues, “He comes down and sits down next to us to watch the show and everybody in all the other suites next to us started bugging. He was just chilling there and not acting like he was too cool.”


Just like the Asher Roth guy also this new revelation reaches out to Premo.

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4 Responses to “DJ Premier Says Drake Reached Out For Sophomore Album”

  • Comment from Jaz

    DJ Premier is about to lose a major fan, the Limp Bizkit and Christina Aguilera things I could take, but this wack chump on a DJ Premier beat?…hell freaking no.

  • Comment from Hector Klink

    There’s a big-ass elephant in the room, who gonna speak on it?

    Check out last week’s Live From HeadCQuarterz when lil dude calls in to voice his opinion on Preem’s future projects involving Drake. Preem says it better than I could put into writing here but I’ll try:

    As a hip hop head, (but more importantly) as a HUMAN BEING it would be straight up ignorant not to connect with Drake. They’re in the same business, they’re fans of each other’s music. They too got vastly different fan groups. Shit, I don’t even like Drake music… But if one of his fans can come to enjoy DJ Premier as I do through a single collab, fuck it – mission accomplished.

    Let’s build, fam.

  • Comment from Canine

    hell yea,preem datz just a righ conect rite ther wit Drake.dis experimentation is def gonna work i can wait get such album,strong belive thats is going to be a classic

  • Comment from BK's Finest

    No thank you.

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