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Exclusive: Hannibal Stax – Field Nigga (Prod. by Marco Polo) CDQ

Here’s the CDQ of Gang Starr Foundation member H. Stax track “Field Nigga” released on his latest mixtape “The Honorable”. Produced by our favorite Marco Polo, enjoy:

Hannibal Stax – Field Nigga (Prod. by Marco Polo)

Watch out for Marco Polo & H. Stax full length album “Seize The Day” coming soon…

Related: Hannibal Stax – The Honorable Mixtape (Hosted by DJ Premier)

MC Eiht – Blue Stamp (Prod. by Brenk Sinatra; Scratches by DJ Premier) CDQ

New track for y’all from his upcoming EP “Keep It Hood” out now!! Check:

MC Eiht – Blue Stamp (Prod. by Brenk Sinatra; Scratches by DJ Premier)

That Brenk Sinatra guy keeps on making fire, check the EP!!

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

Live From HeadQCourterz (01/11/2013) Guest: @joeyBADASS_

Props to Wicked!

Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Prod. by DJ Premier) CDQ

First the radio rip and now the CDQ version of the latest Joey Bada$$ & DJ Premier collabo, enjoy the first DJ Premier beat of 2013:

Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Shout out to for the clean version, I’ll upload the dirty version as soon as I get it. We Premier fans need that RAW! 😀

Related: Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Radio Rip)

Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Radio Rip)

Here’s the radio rip of Joey Bada$$ upcoming joint with DJ Premier. It will be released for free on monday! Check:

Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Radio Rip)

Lol at the audio tags on it 😀 Btw, I rarely follow new cats but Joey I followed since day 1. Talent as fuck!

Live From HeadQCourterz (01/04/2013) (Top 20 of 2012)

Best DJ Premier Beat of 2012 is…

Whoohaa, we have a new winner in our small little own DJ Premier awards!! If you compare the vote number with last year you see we had less votes, but I don’t care about that. All I know is that we still had 2,454 votes!! I have to thank my real fans for that. And with no further yip yap, the best DJ Premier Beat of 2012 is:

Congrats to the whole La Coka Nostra clique, they smashed the vote by collecting 28% (aka 675votes) of the votes, what a beat!! What sad is… is that just like last year, this jam didn’t have a vinyl release. So it official I guess… singles on vinyl are death. Here are the full results:

So what’s your opinion? My vote went out to the Nas remix, the way he chopped up that Andraé Crouch sample… BANANAS!! What I noticed is that in 2012 no European artist released a DJ Premier collabo, while two years ago a European artist won the vote… But 2013 will change that, that’s a fact. Damn… with Joey Bada$$ as the first beat in 2013 I can’t wait what Premo has more to offer, lets go!!

Previous winners:
2011 winner: You by Evidence (22%)
2010 winner: Première Salve by Soulkast (20%)
2009 winner: Rap Addiction by Blaq Poet (17%)
2008 winner: Say Goodnight by Reks (30%)

Once again, thanks to all the voters, you were with a lot! And congratulations to La Coka Nostra with the win! AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLE !! 2k13 will bring us a lot of fresh new Premo beats!!! End of DJ Premier Blog Awards.

Hannibal Stax – The Honorable Mixtape (Hosted by DJ Premier)

H. Stax aka Hannibal Stax from the Gang Starr Foundation group F.A.B.I.D. is back!! 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 here’s his new free mixtape, hosted by DJ Premier & mixed by PF Cuttin, enjoy!

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

Joey Bada$$ Collabo With DJ Premier “Unorthodox” Coming January 14th

Pro Era! R.I.P. Capital STEEZ!

DJ Premier’s Top 20 Albums of 2012

Like every year DJ Premier presents to you his top 20 albums of a year, also in 2011 he did that. There’s always a big commotion around it but check out Premos top 20 of 2012:


20. Torae – Off The Record
19. Saigon – Greatest Story Never Told Pt. 2: Breads And Circuses
18. Slaughterhouse – Welcome To Our House
17. Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred
16. Masta Ace & MF DOOM – MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne
15. Roc Marciano – Reloaded
14. 9th Wonder & Buckshot – The Solution
13. Public Enemy – Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp
12. Vinnie Paz – Gods Of The Serengeti
11. Lil Fame & Termanology – Fizzyology

10. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
09. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
08. Action Bronson & Alchemist – Rare Chandeliers
07. 9th Wonder & Murs – The Final Adventure
06. Sean Price – Mic Tyson
05. Wu-Block – Wu-Block
04. Showbiz & A.G. – Mugshot Music (Preloaded)
03. Nas – Life Is Good
02. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Kolexxxion
01. O.C. & Apollo Brown – Trophies

Honorable Mentioning: Mayhem Lauren “Mandatory Brunch Meetings”, Fresh Vetz “The Tape Effect”, Killer Mike “R.A.P. Music”, Nutso “Behind These Bars”, Craig G. “Ramblings Of An Angry Old Man”, Big Shug “I.M.4Eva”, La Coka Nostra “Masters Of The Dark Arts”, Ice Water (aka WOADAH) “Holy Water”, Bishop Lamont “The Layover”, 1982 “2012”, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Dice Game”, Large Professor “Professor @ Large”.


Closure Note From DJ Premier:

Just in case y’all forgot, I base my list on:

1) Beats selection
2) Lyrics and content that make sense
3) Flows and wordplay and your voice
4) I don’t care how many records you sold and how much your record was played on commercial radio, I live hip hop culture and I respect my pioneers that allowed me to do hip hop as a career
5) Concepts and overall body of making a full LP including the sequence of how your LP flows is so important when I pop it in my sound system

I still judge listening to music on either a boom box or driving in my ride, no iPods and shit. I stick to tradition of how hip hop was played when it made an impact on my life.

As I say every year, if you don’t like my list, fuck it make your own!

One note I will make: I meant to list the Game’s “Jesus Piece” in my list and it was an oversight so I won’t change this list because of my mistake. I still wanted to make a note of it being that I liked his album and I’m still bumpin it in the ride.

Let the hate begin…

“Be Glad or Be Mad” -DJ Premier

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