With Joey Bada$$’ new album on the way — which features production from DJ Premier — the young rhyme slinger took the time out to address rumors about his impending signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint and what it meant to meet Jay Z in the flesh.
Chicago producer A Villa puts together yet another lineup of dope emcees for the song “Live At The Villa.” But the question we want to know is: “Who killed it?”
In an interview with Watch Loud, DJ Premier announced that he will make his debut as an emcee on the song “U Looz” off of the PRhyme album with Royce Da 5’9″. Watch as Primo and Nickle explain how this all came about.
“When I heard it I went in the studio when he wasn’t there and jumped in and I spit a couple of bars, which you’re gonna see in the video we’re releasing this week,” says Premier. “It’s a longer version of the promo. So you’ll see me spit a couple lines then he jumps back in and we made a comedy thing out of it where he’s cracking on me because I’m attempting to rap. It’s more like an interlude but turned into one of the joints on the album.”
Joe Budden’s “Ordinary Love” series continues with yet another installment that serves as the lead single to his upcoming Some Love Lost album dropping on November 4th.
Brand new video for Diabolic’s lead single “Diabolical Sound” off his sophomore LP Fightin Words produced by DJ Premier.
Check for cameos by R.A. The Rugged Man, Immortal Technique, Poison Pen and NEMS.
The good folks over at DJbooth.net compiled a list of producers who have used the most samples in the history of hip hop. Care to take a guess who tops the list?
#1 DJ Premier: 1,458 Tracks Sampled
Premo isn’t just the number one sampler in hip-hop history, he’s number one by a mile and a half. Granted, he has been steadily making beats for decades, but he still has an astounding number of flips. I mean, 1,458 is more than double 9th Wonder, who I consider to be one of the best producers ever. I guess every scratch counts, but still, this amount of sampling is mind bottling. Dude even beat out Girl Talk, who makes his money on unimaginatively taking other peoples tracks. All hail the king!
You can check out the rest of the list, which includes Girl Talk, DJ Shadow, Dr. Dre and more, here.
Hot 97 released a new series titled “The Reflection” with Remy Ma. The emcee talks about her early Terror Squad days, the humbling experience of being incarcerated, marriage while behind bars and, of course, her comeback.
9th Wonder hits The Combat Jack Show and gives us one hell of an interview.
Live from Atlanta, at the tenth anniversary of the #A3c Music Festival, we finally caught up with producer and Harvard scholar 9th Wonder where he share his incredible story about leading a scene in North Carolina with the incredible Little Brother crew to not giving JAY Z a track he had for his own group. The breakup with Phonte and Big Pooh, making hits for Destiny’s Child and why he’s going so hard for his Jamla Records premier artist Rapsody, why he really wants to collaborate with Rich Homie Quan and of course, his journey in becoming a professor at Harvard University. This was truly an honor building with 9th and I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.