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Back To Basics by Christina Aguilera Mini Docu

Aral & Sauzé – Hardtimes (Feat. The Lords Of The Underground) (Prod. by Aral)

Supporting my homies from Brussels, Belgium. Doing it big with LOTUG! For those who like it, you can download the single for free with the instrumental, edits & accapella! Click here.

DJ Premier With Hypetrak Clip

The New Preemo Is A Houston Rapper

In a feature article about you on The Rap Up, it was stated that you will be a headache once you figure out what to call yourself, adding that there is only room for one Preemo in hip-hop. How did you come up with that name for yourself, and are you worried that you will suffer backlash for having a name that is the same as DJ Premier’s nickname?

No, not at all. To answer your first question, they used to call me “Slim.” And obviously another “Slim” (Eminem, aka Slim Shady) came out. I came up during that era. I was with a friend of mine and we were going to a club in Mexico and he said I need a new name. Well what happened was, we got in line at the club in Mexico, and it was our turn to go in and the bouncer said “Esperate, primo” (which means, “hold up, cousin” in Spanish). Me and my homeboy we knew. It was just one of those moments, like a light-bulb went off. Back then nobody was calling Premier “Preemo.” I spelled it p-r-i-m-o, but we found out that it was copyrighted by an Italian company.

Just postin’, if you don’t know now you know haha. You can check more music of him here. I think there is also a german DJ Premier who spins electro/house. And wasn’t Guru once mad at Young Guru for his name?