Styles P takes a swing at Drake’s “6 Man” instrumental for another installment of his Friday Freestyles.
Jadakiss pays homage to the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard by dropping bars to the classic “Brooklyn Zoo” instrumental.
The tragic shooting in Charleston, SC where a 21-year-old white man by the name of Dylann Roof took nine innocent black lives with a shooting at the Emanuel Church has sent shockwaves through the nation. Nas addresses the shooting, racism and mental illness with Vibe.
Bodega Bamz heads to the Barrio Bravo (“Tough Neighborhood”) black markets of Mexico City’s Tepito for his latest set of visuals.
Sheek Louch takes down two classic beats for his latest lyrical assault as we continue to wait for Silverback Gorilla 2 at the end of June.
Originally scheduled for a June 25 release, Skyzoo has decided to liberate his Music For My Friends album a week early. Featuring the likes of Black Thought, Bilal, Elzhi and Jadakiss, you can stream the entire album via Spotify now and cop it for yourself on iTunes.
Rapsody shows up and shows out alongside Torae and DJ Premier on “The Tor Guide.” Infinite dopeness.
Dr. Yen Lo and Roc Marciano are all about the bars on “Day 81.”
Skyzoo tag teams with Elzhi for the !llmind produced “Hands Folded Together” off of Sky’s forthcoming Music For My Friends album dropping June 23rd.
DJ Premier and his live band will head overseas for a 16 date tour that starts on September 2nd in Leipzig, Germany and wraps up on September 19th in Mannheim, Germany. We announced the formation of the band earlier this year along with their June 13th show in New York. Now that the band has a few shows under their belt, it’s time to hit the road.
The band is comprised of DJ Premier (Turntables), Brady Watt (Bass), Lenny “The Ox” Reece (Drums), Takuya Kuroda (Horns and Keys) & Corey King (Trombone and Keys).
Premier explained his desire to bring live instrumentation to his show.
“I’ve always wanted to put a band together because I come from the 70’s when bands were everywhere in all genres,” DJ Premier said. “The only addition is turntables and my voice as the only lead.”
So what is there to expect when the legendary producer hits the stage with a live band? Obviously, it will put a new spin on DJ Premier’s classics. But Preemo says that you can expect more than just DJ Premier classics from the live band.
“We get busy and have so many songs to choose from,” he said. “Not just DJ Premier Productions, all kinds so it’s gonna be a long ride of more greatness.”