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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?


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14 Responses to “The New Preemo Is A Houston Rapper”

  • Comment from The Real 136

    “Premo, take ’em downtown swingin”
    — O.C., 1997 (that was before Eminem came up)

    Just sayin.

  • Comment from Kirk Johnston

    I think he who shall remain nameless got mad at Young Guru for using Guru’s name. In the early cling-and-attach-to stage.

  • Comment from Phil

    This cat lacks Humility … I checked his music, average at best… he’s from Houston and uses Preemo as his stage name? That’s disrespectful. Hispanics have had no representation in the US? Come on! Ever heard of Fat Joe? Cypress Hill? Big Pun? Kid Frost? The Beatnuts?, ….just to name a few. Before you talk sh$t lil homie learn Hip Hop’s history.

  • Comment from Dick B.

    Really dude? People been callin’ Premier “Preemo” as far as I can remember. Matter of fact, whens the first time on record they have referenced Premier as “Preemo”? This rapper doesn’t look any older than 25.

  • Comment from Bronx Steele

    Thought this was stupid trying to bring beef about a name? Ridiculous.

  • Comment from superrappin

    Trying to bring beef??? I would have say bee !!!!
    This Kid needs a brain…
    Plus we all know who’s the real Primo. No need to be upset…

  • Comment from AMAru

    pff “Back then nobody was calling Premier “Preemo””… get ur facts rite, nas called premier “premo” at the end of “represent”, which was in 94 (can’t think of any older track rite now..), and just as dick b said this guy doesn’t look older than 25… so you was goin to clubs at the age of 8?? whatever, this dude’s ain’t special at all, no need to deal with him anyway…

  • Comment from who shot john

    This guy interviews very well. thats about all i can say.

  • Comment from rick

    hahaha dude saying nobody was calling him “preemo” back in the day. dude looks as if hes 20!

    FAIL!!!!!!!!!YOU LOSE!!!

  • Comment from Renzo

    It wasn’t a name jack so fall back. Its not like he called himself Rick Ross, 50 Cent, to capitalize on someone already famous.

  • Comment from premierfan

    I don’t see what the big deal is. I don’t think people are so stupid that they can’t tell the difference between a rapper named PREEMO and a legendary dj/producer named DJ PREMIER..sometimes known as “Premo|Primo|Preme”, etc.

  • Comment from Dick B.

    It’s not a big deal. It’s just the fact that he pathetically took DJ Premier’s aliases because he couldn’t come up with anything better, then proceeded to lie about it.

  • Comment from Stephanie

    Google preemo and see who comes up first. POW!

  • Comment from Kris

    You know you on the right track when you got em talkin! Concrete Dreams, Flight 713, Strange Brew and The Magic Bullet go fed!!!

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