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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

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Complex joins forces with DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ for this intriguing documentary that chronicles their individual journeys through the music industry. Check out part one above.

The recent announcement of DJ Premier and Royce da 5’9″ joining forces as PRhyme has easily been one of the best surprises in rap this year. Two veterans in the game hailing from Brooklyn and Detroit, respectively, Premier and Royce have showcased their impressive chemistry in the studio in years past. That legacy will continue when their self-titled album is released next month.

In anticipation for their collaborative projective, Premo and Royce are also sharing an accompanying documentary, Raiders of the Lost Art. Today, Complex premieres the first installment, which follows their personal and professional journey through the industry. The documentary is narrated by Port Arthur’s finest, Bun B.

Check out Part One of Raiders of the Lost Art above. PRhyme’s self-titled album comes out Dec. 9 and is available for pre-order on iTunes. Guests on the project include Jay Electronica, Common, Mac Miller, Slaughterhouse, ScHoolboy Q, and more.