It’s been some years since we got “The Sixth Sense” collaboration between DJ Premier and Common so it’s good to have this duo back together in 2023 for “In Moe (Speculation).” The beat “In Moe” is on volume 3 of Preemo’s “Beats That Collected Dust” series and Common promptly scooped it up and tore it down.
DJ Premier has released the third volume of his Beats That Collected Dust series that started back in 2011. Obviously, you know what these are but it’s always fascinating when you find out that there are beats that Premier produced and sat on the shelf for years.
“I like unique releases, and Beats That Collected Dust is so unique,” Premier says. “The format is an original tool, just like talk beds, freestyles, writing verses, and just plain listening. I decide when to release these instrumental volumes when they reach the stage of collecting dust. So here we are; Beats That Collected Dust, Vol. 3 is here.”
Stream it all now.
DJ Premier puts on his director’s cap for the video to “Runway” featuring the verbal stylings of Rome Streetz and Westside Gunn representing Griselda. Of course, the production from Preemo is already a banger and the two emcees bless it with some bars.
DJ Premier provides the beat for Griselda’s Westside Gunn and Rome Streetz to give it their blessing on “Runway.” A string-heavy production from Premier finds Gunn and Streetz delivering rock hard rhymes.
Teflon’s 2 Sides To Every Story should be in your rotation by now. If not, allow the DJ Premier-produced “4 Tha Love” to help you change that.
Teflon’s 2 Sides To Every Story is out now and features six songs produced by DJ Premier. Check out “Out The Gate” with some vintage Preemo production and grab the album ASAP.
DJ Premier gets behind the boards for Teflon’s collaboration with Griselda Gang’s Benny the Butcher on “Hostile Takeover.” Teflon’s 2 Sides To Every Story album drops on June 30.
On this week’s episode of IDEA GENERATION, legendary producer DJ Premier takes us on a journey from his early days as part of the duo Gang Starr, to producing for then up-and-coming rapper Jay-Z and helping to shape his sound, to carving his own lane and becoming one of the greatest producers in hip hop history. And it all started with one idea.
0:00 – DJ Premier’s Journey in Hip-Hop
1:10 – Parents’ Careers and Early Creative Exposure
3:02 – Relationship with Travis Scott’s Father
4:37 – DJ Premier’s Perspective on Music Evolution
6:27 – From Aretha Franklin to Jackson 5
8:01 – Fresh Fest and the Birth of a Passion
9:48 – LL Cool J, Run DMC, Chuck D, and more
10:55 – From Blending to Scratching
12:01 – Choosing DJ Premiere as a name
13:04 – Pursuing Computer Science and Discovering Passion for Music
13:55 – Support from Parents and Working at a Record Store
16:00 – Making a Demo and Getting Noticed
20:06 – Joining Gang Starr and Developing a Sound
21:11 – Living and Working Together
23:03 – Defying Genre Labels
24:51 – Staying ahead of the trends
25:39 – Meeting Biggie Smalls
26:48 – Discovering Lady of Rage and Dr. Dre
27:12 – His evolution and collaborations with iconic artists
27:50 – Dynamic within Gang Starr
29:06 – The struggles of managing Guru
30:03 – A significant incident that impacted their relationship
31:25 – The story behind a classic song fight with Guru
32:14 – Overcoming creative block
33:02 – Unlocking the signature sound
33:07 – Making of “Mass Appeal”
33:57 – Collaboration with Biggie Smalls
34:27 – Impact of their music
36:12 – Personal Qualities and Humility
37:01 – Influence on Classic Albums
38:25 – Consistency and Evolution in Music
39:28 – Collaboration with Christina Aguilera
39:54 – Trusting His Instincts
40:13 – Coping with Guru’s Passing
43:56 – Rebuilding with Royce da 5’9″
46:48 – Conclusion and Future Outlook
47:48 – Change in Beat Sound with Adrian Young Music
49:11 – Becoming Aware of Travis Scott’s Musical Ambitions
50:32 – Scoring Movies and Creating a Cartoon
52:05 – Potential Collaborative Albums and Artists
54:40 – Embracing the Streaming Era and Rediscovering Joy and Passion
Teflon of M.O.P.’s First Family returns with his Brownsville Home Team Lil Fame and Billy Danze to spit that pure FIRE over DJ Premier production on “The Thorn Side.” From the forthcoming LP “2 Sides To Every Story” dropping in June.
DJ Premier tells the story behind the creation of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments.” Originally, the beat was meant for Angie Martinez’s show on Hot 97 with Jeru the Damaja rhyming over it. But then Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs intercepted the beat while visiting the radio station and told DJ Premier to call him on the air. Puffy asked for it to complete Biggie’s Life After Death album and things got interesting. Remember, Jeru and Biggie had beef at the time and, well, let Preemo tell it.