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Jeru the Damaja – Hot 97 Promo (Radio Rip) (10 Crack Commandments Original)

More ULTRA rare shit. Never ripped before, 90s jewel… Rumors say this turned on the beef between Gang Starr & Jeru the Damaja, but that’s false. Here’s DJ Premier explaining what’s behind the “10 Crack Commandments” beat…

That was actually a promo that me and Jeru did for Angie Martinez on Hot 97. Back then she did a show called the “Hot 5 at 9″ where she would play the top 5 records at 9 o’clock. If you listen to the scratches, before I added “ten” later on when Biggie got it, I just keep going to five right after the beat drops because it was for the top 5 at 9. Puffy was guest hosting the show and when he heard the promo he was like “what the hell, who did this?” and Angie told him I did it. So he goes live on the radio like “yo Premier, if you’re out there, call me.” One of my homeboys paged me and told me that Puffy was on the radio telling me to call him. I turn on Hot 97 and right before I was about to turn the dial off, I hear “Premier, Premier, please call me if you hear me on the radio.” He told me he wanted to buy the promo. I told Jeru and he was like “yo, it’s hip hop. No big deal.” So I sold it to him and Biggie already had a concept, he wanted to call it “Ten Crack Commandments.” I took the “Ten” from a spaceship count down when they go “ten, nine, eight, seven…” And Biggie just rapped over it right there.


Thank you DJ Premier for this great gift… got more exclusive coming this week and next week :P.

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11 Responses to “Jeru the Damaja – Hot 97 Promo (Radio Rip) (10 Crack Commandments Original)”

  • Comment from KAZAM92

    DOPE find!

  • Comment from bolshie

    Been looking for this original for a while. This is quite the treat. Thanks a lot for posting it.
    DJPremierBlog never fails to deliver.

  • Comment from egodistant

    yo, on the real, I remember that promo, and just figured the station had an early instrumental of it or something cos it feels like Biggie’s album didn’t come out much later… classic joint, cool-ass story, word up..

    NUFF respect! in general

    also, eff them kids yappin about your list, some of these children is so outta line and off base it ain’t even funny… actin like ‘brand-new’ is the new ‘knowledgable mawfucka’ and whatnot..
    real dudes know respect due, these little guys will learn that one day when they have no musical heroes to turn to.. unless you and Pete are still doing it at that point, let’s hope so…


  • Comment from Haroon

    If only these guys weren’t yapping all over it . . .

  • Comment from DjStickem

    I remember this promo, also remember hearing the “Livin’ Proof” beat under the Hot97 Ski Report around the same time and before the Group Home song came out. I used BUMP the Ski Report – Haha!

  • Comment from DJ Company

    Music brings life into an event, making it an unforgettable experience for the host and the guests.

  • Comment from Rasty

    the best duo in rap game

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  • Comment from G30rG3_Bu5h

    Nice one…

  • Comment from al

    history in the making thats heavy

  • Comment from Sebastião Santana

    I’ve been looking for this for years, thank you DJ Premier

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