DJ Premier appeared on the LA Leakers show and told the story of how he nearly threw away the sample that eventually became the foundation for “Nas Is Like.” It’s an interesting story of how one man’s trash eventually becomes another man’s treasure.
Big Shug represents for the Gang Starr Foundation with the visuals for the DJ Premier produced “I Bleed For This.” Off of Big Shug’s Triple OGzus, which dropped today.
We know you loved the rhymes on the PRhyme album, but we also know that you also love the production that went into the collaborative project between Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier. On March 10, the instrumentals from the PRhyme album will release for your listening pleasure. Pre-order right here, right now.
For several years there have been rumors circulating about a possible collaboration between DJ Premier and Eminem but nothing to date has materialized. But now, with Preemo and Eminem’s close friend, Royce Da 5’9″, releasing the critically acclaimed PRhyme album, as well as Eminem wearing a PRhyme hoodie in the Detroit Vs. Everybody video, one has to wonder whether or not these two will finally get in the studio.
DJ Premier addressed the rumors with the Huffington Post.
I don’t know if you disclose this information but there have been rumors that over the past year or so you’ve cut some records with Eminem. Any truth to that?
We never cut the records. We were going to do one and it just never materialized at the time. He scrapped those songs during the Relapse album. After PRhyme was done, I saw him when he was doing his Shady promotions and he said he loved the album and that we got to do something finally. We talked about it recently but still nothing materialized. We at least said we got to do something. At least we got to that point.
Another joint from DJ EFN’s Another Time album that brings together Troy Ave, Stalley, Scarface and DJ Premier.
After treating you to a snippet, Big Shug drops the full version of the DJ Premier produced “Off Rip” alongside Termanology and Singapore Kane.
Big Shug is preparing to drop his 6th studio album titled Triple OGzus on March 17th with DJ Premier handling three tracks off of the Gang Starr Foundation member’s album. Check out all three of those songs (“Off Rip,” “I Am Somebody” and “I Bleed For This”) and then take a look at the full tracklisting for the album below. Pre-order it here.
01. I Am Somebody (prod. DJ Premier)
02. I Bleed For This (prod. DJ Premier)
03. The Reason (prod. Gem Crates)
04. Days Go By (prod. Big Shug)
05. Never Change (prod. Reel Drama)
06. Not A Fan f. Reks & Termanology (prod. Kidd Called Quest)
07. Triple OGzus (prod. Kidd Called Quest)
08. Make That Body Do (prod. Reel Drama)
09. Off Rip f. Termanology & Singapore Kane (prod. DJ Premier)
10. 2 Good f. Trumayne (prod. Kidd Called Quest)
11. All In (prod. Kidd Called Quest)
12. Showtime f. M-Dot & DJ Djaz (prod. DJ Brans)
13. Make Moves, Get Money (prod. MoSS)
14. Get It f. Singapore Kane (prod. Reel Drama)
15. Relationships (prod. Reel Drama)
16. Chase Then Ball (prod. Kidd Called Quest)
17. Soldiers It’s War Out Here (prod. Kidd Called Quest)
18. In The Rain (prod. Charles Roane)
MC Eiht took to his Twitter account to announce his new album Which Way Iz West will finally drop this year and is executive produced by DJ Premier. The album will feature the likes of B Real, Kurupt, Compton’s Most Wanted, The Lady Of Rage, WC, Big Mike, Bumpy Knuckles and others. An exact release date will be announced soon.
In support of their PRhyme album, Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier announce the “PRhyme Music” tour and will be bringing along Your Old Droog and Boldy James. The tour kicks off in Baltimore on 2/18 and wraps up during SXSW in Austin, TX on 3/20. Will you be there?
2/18 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
2/19 – Washington, DC – Howard Theatre
2/20 – Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
2/21 – Boston, MA – Middle East
2/22 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
2/24 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
2/25 – Toronto, ON – Tattoo Queen West
2/26 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
2/27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
2/28 – Madison, WI – High Saloon
3/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Fineline
3/3 – Denver, CO – Blue Bird
3/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
3/5 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
3/6 – Seattle, WA – Croc
3/7 – Vancouver, B.C. – Fortune Sound Club
3/8 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
3/10 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
3/11 – Oakland, CA – New Parish
3/12 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
3/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Dragon Fly
3/14 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
3/17 – Dallas, TX – Trees
3/18 – Houston, TX – WLS
3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW