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DJ Premier Names Joey Bada$$ as 2012’s Hottest Rapper

Party With DJ Premier on New Years Eve @ Gustorganics, New York

Blunted Astronaut Records x DJ Premier Blog Vinyl Giveaway


We picked the 3 winners of the contest out of the almost 100 participants!! These are the winners of our late Christmas gift:


Those three will receive a mail plus package at home very soon, congrats! It was fun to do this giveaway, on to the next one 😀


We all love vinyl, don’t we? This time I’m going to promote some shit where I’m from (the author of this fanblog)… Europe! To be more exact, this uprising producer -whose name is MPadrums- is from the Spanish island Tenerife (Santa Cruz). He linked up with the UK label Blunted Astronaut Records for his first beat tape releasing on 7″. We from DJ Premier Blog give away 3 copies of this 7″, how? Simple, but before you enter, some more information about this record:

This E.P. is part of the ‘Blunted Beats’ international series – a set of short recordings being released with the aim of helping to shine light on some of the most talented, up-and-coming Hip Hop producers from across Europe. In this volume, we present to you MPadrums from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Other countries covered in this series include Sweden, Poland, and The Netherlands. 300 copies pressed. Worldwide shipping!

We are giving away 3 copies, you want to win? To win one of these copies you just have to send a mail to with your name and address. Deadline: 26th of December 2012. The winners will also be announced next week and who knows you’ll get a late Christmas present!

Big thanks to MPadrums (You will get there bro!) and Blunted Astronaut Records! Of course you can also buy the 7″ and many more music at their shop. And for more info about MPadrums you can check out his SoundCloud. Support!!

Live From HeadQCourterz (12/14/2012)

Hannibal Stax – Str8 Smashin’ (Prod. by Marco Polo) CDQ

H. Stax aka Hannibal Stax from the Gang Starr Foundation group F.A.B.I.D. is back yo!! He’s currently working on a full collabo album “Seize The Day” (on Soulspazm Records) with one of the best producers around now Marco Polo. To get y’all ready they are going to release a mixtape “The Honorable” very very soon that is hosted by DJ Premier and mixed by PF Cuttin (like the old days!). This is the first -but not the last on this blog- leak:

Hannibal Stax – Str8 Smashin’ (Prod. by Marco Polo)

Related: H. Stax (of F.A.B.I.D.) – Get It In (Mixtape Rip) [FULL]

Akai MPC Renaissance Session with DJ Premier (Clip)

Exclusive: MC Eiht – The Reign (Prod. by Brenk Sinatra; Scratches by DJ Premier) CDQ

Brand new exclusive from MC Eiht’s upcoming EP “Keep It Hood” dropping on New Years Eve on Blue Stamp Music with 7 brand new songs! DJ Premier did the scratches on this one, check it out:

MC Eiht – The Reign (Prod. by Brenk Sinatra; Scratches by DJ Premier)

Related: DJ Premier about Brenk and MC Eiht

Jeru The Damaja Instrumental LP Auction Ends at $1,226.00

Last week you could bid on 2 unique vinyl items on the famous auction site Ebay. Both “Sun Rises in The East” and “Step in the Arena” are instrumental lp’s pressed by DJ Premier himself to spin at concerts when the albums came out mid 90s. Both albums have DJ Premier produced instrumentals that are never released before. Those two facts plus the unique value of those records made the price go sky rocking in just hours, it’s every vinyl record collectors wet dream to have this hanging in your room. Gang Starr’s “Step In The Arena” was eventually sold for $511.00, while Jeru The Damaja’s “Sun Rises In The East” was sold for $1,226.00 (!). The buyer(s) remains anonymous, but there is a great chance the two lp’s are now heading for Asia. And the seller was not DJ Premier himself to be clear :D.

Live From HeadQCourterz (12/07/2012) Guest: @TheRealSaigon

Slice of Spice Records x Lord Finesse x DJPremierBlog Contest; WINNER ANOUNCEMENT


Lord Finesse picked his favorite comment!! And the winner is:

Katy from Hungary with this comment:

I’m only 26 years old and a female hip hop DJ from Eastern Europe, but for me Lord Finesse is a living legend. I was born when he started his career as an MC.This Classic LP would have deserved 5 mics from The Source.Wish I could have been at one of the gigs in Europe this month.

She will get a notice from Slice of Spice very soon with a nice package of vinyl! I would like to thank all the participants, as well Slice of Spice Records and Lord Finesse. On to the next one (who’s coming very soon…)
———————————————— teamed up with Slice of Spice Records ( and Lord Finesse for the very first time. We have one prize to offer to the person who gave the best/unique/inspiring comment. More info below! First:


– A SIGNED Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Funky Technician Instrumentals 180g Gatefold 2x LP – Gold Vinyl (Limited!)


How? It’s simple, you just have to write a comment on the soundcloud link of the sampler. Lord Finesse will pick out what he thinks is the most unique/inspiring comment and we’ll reach out to you to ship the prize. This is your chance to get this rare limited release that makes every hip hop fan starts trembling! Put the comment here or:

Deadline: 30th of November

You can still buy the following historical items (almost out of stock!):

Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Funky Technician Instrumentals Deluxe Double LP (Ltd Edition)
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Funky Technician Instrumentals Special Edition Gold LP
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Inconsiderate Females (Silver) 5″ Limited!