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DJ PREMIER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH LIVE BAND

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.”

Check out the dates below.
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THE ULTIMATE ‘BEST OF DJ PREMIER’ SPOTIFY PLAYLIST (1990 – 2015)

For all of you DJ Premier fans out there, this is the ultimate playlist of every single DJ Premier produced song from 1990 to present day. That means everything from Gang Starr, Jeru The Damaja, Jay Z, Rakim, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Common, D’Angelo, The Lox, Royce Da 5’9″, Snoop Dogg, AZ, Fat Joe and anybody who has ever been blessed with a DJ Premier track is here. Listen now or on your own Spotify account by clicking here.

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DJ PREMIER X JAKK FROST – DOPE BOY TALK

The BeardGang General Jakk Frost reps Philly along with DJ Premier for the streets to stay fed with lyrics, beats and cuts.

This is not a single, it is just a Jawn (That’s Philly Slang For You Dummies).

Droppin’ shit the Old School Way.

Tha Jawn: “Dope Boy Talk”

Tha Producer: DJ Premier

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DJ PREMIER X BMB SPACEKID FEAT. ANDERSON PAAK – TIL IT’S DONE

So the story goes that DJ Premier spent a few days in the studio alongside St. Petersburg’s BMB Spacekid and one half of LA-based funksters NxWorries, Anderson Paak. The result of their combined wizardry is “Til It’s Done” – a headnodding joyride through electro-funk characterised by a hip-hop drum kit underbelly and topped by Anderson’s ever-capable vocal acrobatics.

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REVISIT DJ FINESSE’S B.I.G. OVER PREMIER MIX FOR WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN BIGGIE’S 43RD BIRTHDAY

Today would have been Christopher Wallace’s 43rd birthday and even though he’s not here, that doesn’t mean the music is gone with him. Hop in the time machine and revisit DJ Finesse’s mix of Notorious B.I.G. a capellas over DJ Premier instrumentals from 2013 that originally premiered on Preemo’s Sirius/XM show “Live From Headqcourterz.”

 

This month marks the passing of the lauded rapper Notorious B.I.G. and to honor his legacy, New York resident DJ Finesse debuted a special tribute during DJ Premier’s Sirius/XM show “Live From Headqcourterz” on March 8.

The mix showcases Biggie’s a capellas paired with Premier-produced beats. While the original tribute was shorter for air-time, Finesse extends the tribute for hip-hop fans here with a special intro by Premier himself.

DJ Premier’s “Live From Headqcourterz” airs every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sirius/XM Channel 44, Hip Hop Nation. DJ Finesse is a regular guest on the show, filling in for Premier as an on-air mixer.

Tracklist:
01 – DJ Premier Intro
02 – Flava In Ya Ear rmx over I Gave You Power
03 – Big Poppa over Ex To Next Girl
04 – Dead Wrong over 2 Thousand
05 – 10 Crack Commandments over One Day
06 – Who Shot Ya over Come Clean
07 – All About The Benjamins over Supa Dupa Star (1994 Demo Version)
08 – One More Chance over Recognize
09 – Long Kiss Goodnight over You Know My Steez
10 – Things Done Changed over The Format
11 – I Got A Story To Tell over Shit Is Real
12 – Real Niggas over Ready
13 – Juicy over Nas Is Like
14 – One More Chance rmx over Freaky Flow
15 – Warning (Freestyle) over Mind Ya Business
16 – ’95 Freestyle (7 Mac 11’s) over Who Got Gunz
17 – Victory over Project Boy
18 – Kick In The Door over Come Get Me
19 – Going Back To Cali over The Invincible
20 – Mo Money Mo Problems over Golden Child
21 – Party And Bullshit over Now Your Mine
22 – Unbelievable

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DJ PREMIER TO BRING LIVE BAND TO NYC ON JUNE 13

Back in January, DJ Premier announced that he was forming a live band and took to Osaka and Japan for their debut performances. Finally, the band comprised of DJ Premier (Turntables), Brady Watt (Bass), Lenny “The Ox” Reece (Drums), Takuya Kuroda (Horns and Keys) & Corey King (Trombone and Keys) are taking their talents stateside with a performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on June 13th.

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.”

After the success overseas, Preemo said it was pretty much a no-brainer to bring the show to the state that is recognized as the birthplace of hip hop.

“We tested it out for Billboard Live in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan and it went very well so this is another dart on the scoreboard,” he said.

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.”

Pick up your tickets to the show here.