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“Project Boy” Not On 2nd Joell Ortiz Album Due To Label Is Afraid For Clearing Flavor Flav Sample

Hmmm… This is a little strange to me. When we finally saw a release date and tracklist for the long awaited “Free Agent” album by Joell Ortiz we didn’t saw the single “Project Boy”… No problem, DJ Premier gave us some more details in a recent interview when he visited Macedonia. It seems the label E1 Records was afraid to clear the sample “Boooooy” by Flavor Flav. When Premo heard about that he called Flavor Flav himself to clear it by himself. But then it was already too late…

This remembered me back on the Royce da 5’9″ album “Street Hop” that should have contained 6 DJ Premier tracks. 1 collabo didn’t made the album due to sample problems, you remember? (that song got a beat from someone else over it instead). That album was released through Royce label One Records, but parent label E1 Records took care of the distribution/financial part…

E1 is formerly Koch Records. Koch Records is very respected in Hip Hop genre (and worldwide). But is it a good thing to release hip hop if you’re ‘afraid’ of clearing samples? Just my two cents…

Don’t worry, DJ Premier is REAL so what’s his respond: he’s going to release the song on a 45 haha. You gotta love Preem. Listen:


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