One of the most requested songs for DJ Premier’s “So Wassup?” sees the light of day for episode 53 as Preemo discusses the two year journey to create Gang Starr’s “DWYCK” featuring Nice & Smooth. The song was originally supposed to be on Daily Operation but ended up on Hard To Earn. Want to know why? Check out the episode.
DJ Premier addresses one of his most requested songs for “So Wassup?” by digging through the process of how he created “Brainstorm.” Why was it so aggressive? What the hell was going on in Preemo’s mind to make a song that would make fans go nuts in a mosh pit? Find out.
Rather than focus on another artist he produced for, DJ Premier takes us back to “Tonz ‘O’ Gunz” from his personal favorite Gang Starr album Hard To Earn. Preemo talks about the mentality behind the song and how he constructed the beat on the 44th episode of “So Wassup?”
DJ Premier tells the story of how Gang Starr’s “The ? Remainz” came together in 24 hours. Here’s how a Nissan pickup truck, a water damaged record and that static sound made a classic record.
Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” is an absolute classic. You may have read a few interviews but now hear it from DJ Premier as he explains exactly how this song came together. You don’t want to miss this one.
DJ Premier keeps Gang Starr on the front of our minds by dropping the Founders Remix to One of the Best Yet’s “Glowing Mic” that features Big Shug on the flip. The video has the likes of Guru’s son and Spice Adams dropping by to show love.
Last year, DJ Premier released a new Gang Starr album that featured Guru vocals over brand new production. One of the Best Yet took fans back on a journey to a time when Guru was still here and the duo was delivering the highest quality in hip hop. A little over a year later, Preemo releases the instrumentals from the album and drops a previously unreleased joint with “Glowing Mic.”
We hope that you’re still giving Gang Starr’s One of the Best Yet some heavy rotation. But even if you are, hearing Method Man and Redman over DJ Premier production in 2020 on the remix for “Bad Name” is just what you need to get through your day. Turn this up.
DJ PREMIER SHARES CLASSIC STORIES ON JAY-Z, NAS, RZA, J.COLE AND THE BEGINNINGS OF GANG STARR [VIDEO]
The wealth of information that DJ Premier possesses is unfathomable. He’s seen it all and done it all. He’s probably forgotten more things than a vast majority of us will ever remember. One half of the legendary Gang Starr heads to Hot 97 and delivers a number of stories on Ebro in the Morning that detail everything from the creation of One of the Best Yet to his working history with Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G. and many more.
We hope you’re still playing Gang Starr’s One Of The Best Yet at ignorant levels. And while you do that, consume yourself with the visuals for “Bad Name.” With good ol’ Spice Adams dropping by and Guru’s son Keith Casim Elam cutting his hair on camera for the role of his late father, “Bad Name” is an absolute sentimental moment for fans of the legendary duo.