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2010: The Year That Changed The Status of Gang Starr

As we are all waiting to celebrate 2011 I want you all to stand still one more time this year, that we lost a great person in 2010 that moved so many people in different ways. A final RIP to Guru. 2010 will always be remembered for Guru. Love. 2011 here we come…

Beats That Collected Dust Vol. 2 Release Date + Cover

(Artwork by Tcho/Antidote)

DJ Premier Message:

So…….I should have released this one a while ago, but I thought that these tracks would find a home somewhere with vocals of some kind attached to it…..Oh well, no big deal….I always will make more and more and more beats…I LOVE THIS GAME ! Volume 2 has a few old potential Gang Starr tracks that we never used back in 1993 for our “Hard To Earn” LP, but they were not better than the ones that made the cut….since they sound dated next to my style of production in the 2000 era, now YOU have it….And don’t 4get the BONUS cut at the end of the LP which I will continue to add only to these releases……Much Love to all of the supporters of Vol. 1 and especially all of the MC’s that sent versions spittin’ lyrics over them for demos, mixtape CD’s, and freestyling on radio mixshows…..I actually forgot to add some ill beats that I had intended for Vol. 2, so that means Vol. 3 will be next…….Year Round Records will ALWAYS keep the Vinyl Alive and QUALITY will NEVER be compromised….. NOD YA HEADS 2 THIS !!!


1. John T. (Produced By: DJ Premier)
2. Ch-Ching (Produced By: DJ Premier)
3. Dots (Produced By: DJ Premier)
4. Doomp Doomp Doomp (Produced By: DJ Premier)
5. Stylesss (Produced By: DJ Premier)
6. Epic-ishh (Produced By: DJ Premier)
7. Beautiful (Produced By: DJ Premier)
8. Change (Produced By: DJ Premier)
9. Live Pro (Produced By: DJ Premier)
10. I Don’t Know (Produced By: DJ Premier)
11. Late Night (Produced By: DJ Premier)
12. N.Y.S.O.M. #20 (Produced By: DJ Premier)

Out 19th of January.


DJ Premier Remembers Guru on MTV


M-Dot – Tap Out (Feat. Big Shug) (Prod. by DJ Jean Maron)

New Single off of Run MPC and this time M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron bring in Big Shug (Gang Starr Foundation) for the hard-hitting street banga “Tap Out”. The Video was shot recently in NYC and is directed by Steven Tapia (who did Masta Ace & Edo.G’s “Little Young” video) and it will be coming soon.


G. Dep Featured on NYGz Next Album “Hustlers Union: Local NYGz”

This is a part of the rough sketch for NYGz next album hanging in Premos lab. It also could be a solo track… The fact is that Premo recorded a track with G. Dep. With the recent happenings around G Dep I think it’s informative to post this. Shiggy Sha aka Shabeeno (of NYGz) & DJ Premier already worked with G. Dep in 1998 on the Gang Starr track “The Mall”.

DJ Premiers Reaction on the recent arrest of G. Dep:

@MissRandiB its tuff bcuz he’s a really good man…I feel for the family of the victim and Dep’s Family…Dep is a man & that’s his decisionless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

RhymeReel Week 16 by Nick Javas

Maffew Ragazino Freestyle on LiveFromHQ Clip

EXCLUSIVE: 1 Hour Sitdown With Pete Rock & DJ Premier

Finally got it online, but it’s missing the last 5min because me and my pc suck at video editing, whatever. Here’s my Christmas Present for y’all. A 1 hour sitdown with the two greatest hip hop producers of all time telling stories. Off the DJ Premier vs Pete Rock DVD released in Japan. This is the bonus interview. Buy it now! Enjoy…

Live From HeadQCourterz Xmas Special (12/24/2010)

DJ Premier – Live From HeadQCourterz Xmas Special (12/24/2010)

90min Talk Between DJ Kay Slay & DJ Premier with Friends and Hood Girls

This is a lol. Last week DJ Premier, Nick Javas & Panchi visited DJ Kay Slay’s show on Sirius. They ended up talking 90 minutes, including Panchi jokes and hood girls. What do you want more??? Hear it yourself: