Jamo Gang’s Walking With Lions drops on May 8th and the trio of Ras Kass, El Gant and J57 connect with Slug of Atmosphere for the DJ Premier-produced “The 1st Time.”
DJ Premier gets behind the boards for Westside Gunn’s “Shawn Vs. Flair” from Gunn’s recently released Pray For Paris album. The song, which gets its name from the WrestleMania showdown between Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair, is the signature DJ Premier thump that we’ve grown to love powering the Griselda emcees vocals.
R.A. The Rugged Man drops another cut from his All My Heroes Are Dead album with “Dragon Fire” that features Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa and Kool G Rap. Straight venom.
It’s been five years since United Kingdom emcees The Four Owls connected with DJ Premier on “Think Twice.” BVA, Fliptrix, Verb T. and Leaf Dog reunite with Preemo for “100%.”
The Yonkers trio celebrate their time as a unit with “Loyalty & Love” as Styles P, Jadakiss and Sheek Louch unite for what appears to be another album.
Jon Connor gets a flip of a Souls of Mischief classic for “Infinity” as he prepares for his next project.
After sharing his “Too Lost” collaboration with DJ Premier, Bishop Nehru drops another cut from his Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts album dropping on May 8th with “EMPEROR.”
“‘EMPEROR’ was just a track that I was making specifically to have fun at lives shows,” Bishop said. “I wanted to be able to have an energetic song everyone could just feel free to. When I was in the process of creating it the main thing I was thinking about after I finished the beat was ‘Wow this could be amazing if performed in a stadium’.”
With Conway and Alchemists’ Lulu dropping on March 30, the emcee and producer tandem team up with TDE’s SchoolBoy Q for “Shoot Sideways” off the project. Although Q is only here for the hook, it’s a vicious slow burner that preps you for what’s to come.
After serving up “Yankee & The Brave,” El-P and Killer Mike keep things chugging along on the road to Run The Jewels 4 with “Ooh La La” featuring Greg Nice and DJ Premier.
“There’s not a lot of classic undermined golden age material that hasn’t been turned into a jam… and I’ve been plotting on this for probably the last three albums,” El-P told Apple Music about sampling Gang Starr’s “DWYCK” on the song. “We don’t intentionally do old school music… But our influences and who we are come from an era that is very real.”