DJ Premier reflects on connecting with KRS One ahead of his Return of the Boom Bap album and how he and The Blastmaster concocted “Higher Level.” Here’s the story of how KRS One nearly burned Preemo out but the soundtrack to Blacula bailed him out.
DJ Premier takes us back to how he concocted KRS-One’s “MCs Act Like They Don’t Know” as the lead single from his album 1995 self titled album. Preemo tells the story of how the beat was made and The Blastmaster’s initial reaction before making it the first single off his album.
The Blastmaster gets political on the single “Don’t Fall For It” from his new album Between Da Protests. KRS-One reminds us that the jig is always up no matter the time and place in this social justice rant of rhymes.
KRS-One releases his 13th solo project (23 if you include the 5 BDP albums and 5 collaborative efforts) titled The World Is Mind. You can stream the 15 track project in its entirety now. Check out the nod to the South African native tongue on “Keep Clicking” and “Out For Fame” among others.
KRS One and MC Shan are back at it again after 30 years. After Shan appeared on the Murder Master Music Show expressing his desire to battle with The Blastmaster, KRS One responded with “Take Em Out.” You’re never too old to verbally joust.
KRS-One pays homage to the late Phife Dawg with this joint and invites all you emcees to get busy on the same track.
Words from The Blastmaster…
Calling all emcees! To spit a 16 bar! In honor of Phife Dawg!
All donations will go directly to, Phife Dawgs family.
Donate whatever you can! Minimum price is $5 dollars. So you can donate as much as you want to, Phifes family.
And if you are a real MC then lay down your 16 BARS!
In honor of, Phife Dawg.
Hashtag, #ThePhifeTribute to spread the word!
Rest In Peace, Phife!
Not sure how in the hell this didn’t end up on the original “Jason” but Swizz Beatz just liberated The Blastmaster’s verse that was supposed to be on Jadakiss’ Top 5 Dead or Alive.
On February 26, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will release This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, their follow up to their 2012 album The Heist. As the release date draws near, the duo has released the tracklisting that shows off an impressive guest list that includes the likes of Chance The Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Kool Moe Dee, Leon Bridges, Ed Sheeran, KRS-One and DJ Premier.
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made:
01 Light Tunnels [ft. Mike Slap]
02 Downtown [ft. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and Grandmaster Caz]
03 Brad Pitt’s Cousin [ft. XP]
04 Buckshot [ft. KRS-One and DJ Premier]
05 Growing Up [ft. Ed Sheeran]
06 Kevin [ft. Leon Bridges]
07 St. Ides
08 Need to Know [ft. Chance the Rapper]
09 Dance Off [ft. Idris Elba and Anderson .Paak]
10 Let’s Eat [ft. XP]
11 Bolo Tie [ft. YG]
12 The Train [ft. Carla Morrison]
13 White Privilege II [ft. Jamila Woods]
The Blastmaster sits down with Rakim to discuss his writing technique and the jewels that are dropped are mind blowing. Not only did Rakim play saxophone, but he explains how John Coltrane was responsible for how he wrote. Check it out.
Eighteen tracks of knowledge from The Blastmaster comes in the form of Now Hear This and you can hear it all right now.