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JAMO GANG (RAS KASS, EL GANT & J57) FEAT. SLUG – THE 1ST TIME (PRODUCED BY DJ PREMIER)

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.”

“We were all in the studio hanging out with Premier one night, and Preem played a few things he had in the chamber,” El Gant said to HipHopDX. “We really liked the vibe to it, and the rest is history. J57 thought it was the perfect song to ask Slug to be a part of and he was with it. It is really exciting for us to have these two together for the first time on one of our songs.”

“This song means a LOT to us,” J57 adds. “This is my first time rhyming on a DJ Premier beat and working with Slug, two people I’ve looked up to for many years before becoming friends with them. This is perfect. Premier even brought in legendary piano player, Tyler Kimbro to bless the track, which was also an honor.”

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BISHOP NEHRU – EMPEROR

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’.”

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RUN THE JEWELS FEAT. GREG NICE & DJ PREMIER – OOH LA LA

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.”