Hard Knock TV sits down with Nickle and Preem to discuss a plethora of subjects. Royce explains how his perspective on life changed as well as being sober for the past two years. DJ Premier gives insight on how to remain relevant after so many years in the game and so much more.
In the last of DJ Booth‘s sit down with DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″, the duo talk about making their entire PRhyme album with only samples of Adrian Younge’s production.
Now that the album is out, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ have announced a nationwide tour that kicks off in Baltimore on February 18th and concludes in Austin, TX at SXSW. Take a look at the dates and then run and cop your tickets.
The full itinerary for PRyhme: The Tour
Feb. 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Feb. 19 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Feb. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Feb. 21 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
Feb. 22 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Feb. 25 – Toronto, Canada @ Tattoo Queen West
Feb. 26 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Feb. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Feb. 28 – Madison, WI @ High Saloon
Mar. 01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fineline
Mar. 03 – Denver, CO @ Blue Bird
Mar. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Mar. 06 – Seattle, WA @ Croc
Mar. 07 – Vancouver, Canada @ Fortune Sound Club
Mar. 08 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 10 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
Mar. 11 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish
Mar. 12 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Mar. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dragon Fly
Mar. 14 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Mar. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Mar. 18 – Houston, TX @ WLS
Mar. 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar. 20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
In the next part of DJ Booth‘s sit down with Premo and Royce, the duo talk about how their work on “Shake This” was interrupted by Royce’s unexpected jail bid.
Ever wonder what went into the making of Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier’s amazing song “Boom?” Well, the two discuss how the song was created, who it was originally for and who he was surprised to find out was a fan of the song.
Funny Or Die grabs DJ Premier and Jerrod Carmichael for a hilarious sketch where Preemo premieres some of his finest works behind the board to Royce Da 5’9″, The Lady Of Rage and Miguel. Heads weren’t ready for what DJ Premier had in store.
Before Nickle and Preemo’s PRhyme drops on December 9 (which we know you have pre-ordered), the good folks at NPR have offered the entire album for your listening pleasure.
01 PRhyme (Intro)
02 Dat Sound Good f. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller
03 U Looz
04 You Should Know f. Dwele
06 Wishin’ f. Common
07 To Me, To You f. Jay Electronica
08 Underground Kings f. Schoolboy Q & Killer Mike
09 Microphone Preem f. Slaughterhouse
They say to save the best for last as DJ Premier closes out Def Jam’s “30 DJs, 30 Mixes, 30 Days” compilation. Check out Preemo’s mix and the rest are right here.
The word legendary goes hand in hand with the word iconic, which perfectly describes the one record label that defines hip-hop…Def Jam.
For 30 years, the brand that Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons built has consistently pumped out quality music and groundbreaking artists. From the days of LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy to Jeezy, Jay-Z and Nas, the Def Jam logo has spun hits with force and volume to the masses.
For the month of November, Def Jam and RESPECT Magazine bring to you the world’s best DJs to take you through the history of this storied record label. 30 DJs. 30 Mixes. 30 Days. With hot new tracks to oldie but goodies to exclusive songs rarely heard, our All-Star team of DJs got you covered.
Each DJ brings a different flair to the mixes you’ll end up keeping on repeat long after November is done. So click the links above and enjoy the power of Def Jam 30. – Datwon Thomas Editor in Chief of Respect Magazine
You may know him as Bumpy Knuckles or Freddie Foxxx but whatever name you know him as, the one thing that’s for sure is his ability to terrorize a microphone. Watch the studio get burned down in the 6th session of “Bars In The Booth.”