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Exclusive: M.O.P. – 187 (Prod. by Fizzy Womack) CDQ

New shit from M.O.P.!! From their upcoming EP “Street Certified”, produced by Fizzy Womack, scratches at the end by DJ Premier, enjoy:

Related: New M.O.P. Album With DJ Premier Production Coming in March ’14

Nas – Illmatic Tour ’14 Full Live @ Dour, Belgium

Nas – Full Live (Dour 2014) door sourdoreille

Diabolic – Diabolical Sound (Prod. by DJ Premier) (Snippet)

Here we have a snippet of the long anticipated collabo with underground rapper Diabolic, check it ouuuut:

Diabolic – Diabolical Sound (Prod. by DJ Premier) (Snippet)

From the album “Fightin Words”, out on September 16, 2014. You can check out all the snippets here. You can also support Diabolic by kickstart his project! Peace.

DJ Premier with Dynamic Duo on Saturday Night Live Korea (Video)

DJ Premier talks about upcoming projects and unreleased Gang Starr tracks

DJ Premier is in great spirits, and for good reason. He’s a fairly new dad, and his success has afforded him the time to be both the DJ Premier that we all know, and the dad his son needs. He’s also taking a leap on the business front. In an independent venture, Premo has put his own shingle into the online world with both his new website and web series “Bars in the Booth,” which through four episodes has featured emcees like Papoose and Dres from Black Sheep. He also just wrapped up a supporting performance alongside Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall in June. So in Premo’s case, life is good.

Business and family aside, his name is attached to a slew of new projects, most notably with MC Eiht and Joey Bada$$. But as is usually the case with Premo, the list is much longer and more extensive and he’s also got a few aces up his sleeve.

“I’m actually doing a couple secret albums,” Premier revealed to DX. “It’s not Nas, but it’s one of many great ones that’s gonna be dropping.”

The most important takeaway from chatting with Premier is how excited he is right now. The website and merchandising are an entrepreneurial manifestation of his lifelong affinity for apparel. Not only is he selling classic DJ Premier threads, he’s getting more involved in the design, and having fun with his successes outside of music.

“I should’ve had the site up back in 2005, but that was me not happy with everything in my circle, and now the team I have, it’s just beautiful. And we all work hard to be Number One. That’s our motto: ‘Work like you’re Number One, and you will be Number One.’” A true savant, DJ Premier has maintained the utmost integrity for more than 20 years. And with age comes wisdom. Whether it’s his own son, his nephew, or even Joey Bada$$, DJ Premier has embraced his status a mentor and leader for the next generation.
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Dwagie (Taiwan) – Classic (經典) (Music Video) (Scratches by DJ Premier)

Taiwan hip hop artist, from the album “Do Not Listen” (不聽), released on 27/2. DJ Premier just did the scratches for this track.

Related: Dwagie (Taiwan) – Classic (經典) (Scratches by DJ Premier) (Clip)

Nas – Represent (Official Music Video)

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of his seminal debut album Illmatic, Nas held a contest inviting fans to collaborate and produce the official music video for “Represent,” an influential track off of the classic release. This is the first video ever made for the track and was shot at the YouTube Space Los Angeles.

Dynamic Duo & DJ Premier – Animal

This is the other track from Dynamic Duo & DJ Premier’s collaboration.
But it seems like the collaboration “album” “A Giant Step” only contains 2 tracks? Too bad…

Dynamic Duo & DJ Premier – AEAO (Music Video)

First we gave you the teaser, here you got the full music clip.
And if you don’t understand it, lyrics are underneath the video.

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Bars in the Booth: Loaded Lux (Session 5)

Another Episode of BARS IN THE BOOTH (Session 5) With Harlem’s Own Loaded Lux…
Wordplay With The True Sound Of New York.
-DJ Premier